Editor’s Note:

The National Association of Forest Service Retirees is a 700-plus member organization composed of U.S. Forest Service retirees whose collective professional experience spans some 20,000 years.

NAFSR advocates for a more balanced approach to management of federal forests and grasslands in the western United States. Their Board of Directors includes the five living Chiefs of the Forest Service plus 20 others whose long and distinguished careers add great depth to the organization’s institutional knowledge.

Attached is their recent report to Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, concerning [1] the precipitous decline in forest health in the West’s national forests [2] the resulting wildfire pandemic and [3] budget and personnel shortages within the Forest Service that are hampering the agency’s ability to ramp up a forest restoration program matching the scale of the crisis.


The Report can be read here. The letter that the NAFSR wrote accompanying their report can be read here.

Learn more about NAFSR on their website: https://nafsr.org

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The National Association of Forest Service Retirees Letter to Sonny Perdue
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The National Association of Forest Service Retirees Letter to Sonny Perdue
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NAFSR advocates for a more balanced approach to management of federal forests and grasslands in the western United States. Their Board of Directors includes the five living Chiefs of the Forest Service plus 20 others whose long and distinguished careers add great depth to the organization’s institutional knowledge.
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