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2/27 – New Forest Service Planning rule to emphasize collaboration

After 30 years, the national planning rule that governs individual national forest plans is about to change.  Conservationists worry the rule weakens key protections for species. Industry representatives worry about a shift in the USFS’ mission from managing the responsible use of national forest resources to other purposes.  I talked with new USDA Forest Service Chief (and Idaho Native) Tom Tidwell, Senator Mike Crapo and others to get some perspective on this new proposed rule and its potential impact on Idaho.

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