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County to get say in old-growth

Counties like Crook may get to have a say in the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) new rules for old-growth forests after all.

Earlier this year, the commissioners called for a rethink of the USFS’s plans to amend every national forest land management in the nation to create one overall strategy.

In a comment letter, the county criticized the one-size-fits-all approach and failure to include local governments in the process.

The new rules are expected to affect all National Forests in Wyoming, including the Black Hills.

Dru Palmer, consultant for the county, reported last week that she had met with...

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