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Forest Task Force Makes Final Recommendations


Roughly a year after its first meeting, the Wyoming Task Force on Forests has released its recommendations.

Governor Matt Mead convened the task force to offer forest management recommendations in response to recent forest ecosystems changes such as bark beetle infestations and more severe wildfires. The group’s report offers 12 key recommendations and numerous sub-recommendations on topics ranging from roadless areas to biomass plants to fire management. 

“We haven’t identified any that are of higher importance than others because there was a lot of give and take, and just, it’s a package deal, really,” says Mead policy advisor Jessica Crowder.

Crowder adds that some of the projects will need funding to get off the ground -- money the Governor could seek during the current legislative session.

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