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County continues battle to be involved in old growth forest planning

The Crook County Commissioners have signed up as a cooperating agency as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) decides how to manage old growth forests, but will be making their thoughts clear on how the process has gone so far.

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

The county criticized the one-size-fits-all approach and failure to include local governments in the planning.

In a letter sent to the USFS in April, the commission made a formal request to be designated a cooperat...

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