3 questions with U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore

By Ben Lonergan
The Register-Guard
February 23, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore talked about forest fires, logging and sustainability practices Thursday at the 86th annual Oregon Logging Conference at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Moore gave the keynote address at the conference before answering questions from attendees, many of whom were critical of the Forest Service’s management of federal forests in Oregon. The Register-Guard spoke with Moore following his speech about issues impacting Oregon in the age of wildfires. [Moore described using cross laminated timber and biochar technologies to facilitate forest thinning, commented on the challenges of firefighting resources and changes to the Northwest Forest Plan.]

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