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By Terry Rice
Missoula, Mont. 

Forest Service Accountability


Regarding Congressman Gianforte’s May 2, 2018 Missoulian article titled “Congress working on jobs.”

Why is it that Mr. Gianforte and Congress do not understand that properly managed forest equates to permanent jobs, property protection, healthy wildlife and a healthy smoke-free environment for all of us?

The National Forest Service’s let it burn policy equates to temporary jobs, until there is no forest to fight forest fires, loss of property, loss of wildlife habitat and poor air quality.

Fifty years ago the firefighters’ motto was “Fire out by 10 the next morning.” Today the...

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