*From Forest Service to Park Service?

Editor’s note:  This editorial comes to us from the KETCHIKAN DAILY NEWS, published yesterday.

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday during a congressional hearing on federal timber policy.

It came while Young was highlighting the differences between the timber programs managed on State of Alaska lands versus those on federal land controlled by the Forest Service, saying that the Forest Service takes five years on average to put up a timber sale while the state only takes two years — and the state puts up a much higher precentage of its available timber than does the Forest Service.

(continue reading at source)

 

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