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View Diary: OR-Sen: Senate Budget Committee Passes Merkley (D) Amendment To Create Jobs in Overgrown Forests (21 comments)

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  •  IMO NFs already generally underserved (2+ / 0-)
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    greengemini, badger

    Forests dense, overgrown and growing

    “Thirteen million acres of what are considered frequent-fire forests in Oregon are at a moderate or severe risk to lose key ecological components,” said Kevin Birch, director of forest resources planning at the Oregon Department of Forestry. “Studies show we’re only treating 1 to 2 percent of that annually.”
    In any case, I do think America's national forests are one of our greatest treasures, yet does not get an adequate amount of funding and care.

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