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By John Rice
Missoula, Mont. 

Cut the Fat, Streamline the USFS and Make It Accountable


With respect to US Forest Service Regional Forester Leanne Martin’s Editorial request for an open checkbook for mismanagement of our national forest.

One thing about our National Forest Service employees, they have more guts than government mules. For the first time in over a hundred years the Forest Service wants special funding to fight forest fires that they refuse to put out. At least in part due to their let it burn policy and destructive backfires, we lost millions of dollars that could have created jobs to help the unemployed and two fire fighters lives.

Funding for upkeep of trai...

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