Budget cuts leave Alabama Forestry Commission locations understaffed

By Matt Fernandez
CBS 42 News
October 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

Alabama — Budget cuts are forcing the Alabama Forestry Commission to deal with a smaller workforce during October and November, a time in the year they say they are busy fighting wildfires. The Shelby County and Talladega County Alabama Forestry locations do not have any staff at their offices. Alabama Forestry Commission Regional Forester Jason Dockery tells CBS 42 they usually have two or three people at each of these locations. Though equipment remains in those counties, neither location has had a staff since the spring.

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