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County asks for seat at table on old-growth forest plan

The Crook County Commissioners have officially requested the status of cooperating agency in the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) process of changing how it manages old growth forests.

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.

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.

Last month, consultant Dru Palmer reporte...

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