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County calls for rethink of Black Hills National Forest Plan assessments

Commissioners concerned about data used and lack of public input

 

August 11, 2022

Melissa Bears

The Crook County Board of Commissioners has expressed "significant concerns" with draft assessments for the revised Black Hills National Forest Plan.

Crook County has joined the call for the U.S. Forest Service to rethink its draft assessments for the revised Black Hills National Forest Plan. A comment letter submitted by the county commissioners touts "significant concerns" with the science used to create the drafts, and with the level of public input solicited so far.

"I think we probably have some of the most comprehensive comments that will be submitted," commented Dru Palmer of Dru Consulting, who prepared the 21-page letter on behalf of the county.

The letter expresses concern that the draft assessments fall short of meeting the 20...



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