“The longer we wait, the danger just grows.”
It’s basic common sense. The Endangered Species Act is the mother monster of all the problems in Okanogan County.
Excess trees throughout the Western forests may annually be worth more than $8.5 billion.
“The environmental regulations and the philosophy prevents them from doing anything to restore the forests to a healthy condition. You literally can’t go in anymore.”
It is not complicated: logging and thinning were the chief tools of fire suppression.
We have to send a message to the Forest Service and the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition that people’s lives, homes, properties, and livestock are more important than an ideology.