USFS spent 65% of budget on fire in 2015, pushes agency to “tipping point”


(PHOTO CREDIT:  Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

Current situation at USFS not sustainable?  That’s the assertion made by a high USDA officer:

“We are seeing real challenges on the ground – climate change is real and it is with us,” Robert Bonnie, under secretary for natural resources and environment at the US Department of Agriculture, told the Guardian. “The whole US Forest Service is shifting to becoming an agency dominated by wildfires. We really are at a tipping point. The current situation is not sustainable.”

The article offers a fuller picture of the U.S. Forest Service’s current distress.  It was written by Oliver Milman and published on Feb 8th in THE GUARDIAN.

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