Editor’s note: This is the fourth segment of a five-part interview with Michael T. Rains, who was Director of the Northern Research Station at Newtown …
Let’s manage our forests before wildfire strikes. Let’s do the thinning and standing tending work necessary to reduce the risk of wildfire…we must understand that the fire fix is just the first step toward a forest fix.
Rebuilding the Forest Service’s once preeminent Forestry Culture will take time and may cost as much as $2 billion taxpayer dollars annually for three to five years. Chump change when compared to the horrific wildfire losses we are suffering.
In the wake of PBS NewsHour’s expose on sexual harassment in the U.S. Forest Service, and Wednesday’s resignation of Tony Tooke, Chief of the Forest Service – we have collected some questions and observations on the issue. The firestorm of misogyny is in full burn.