Forest Service prioritizes ecological repair, economic benefit in post-fire work

By Emily Hoard
The News-Review
November 15, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Since wildland firefighting crews extinguished the 56,000 acres of lightning-sparked fires across the Umpqua National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service has been busy completing post-fire work before the winter. Alice Carlton, forest supervisor for the Umpqua National Forest, is prioritizing ecological repair, roadside safety and economic support for local communities through several projects. The Forest Service is auctioning off the decks, or piles of logs cut during the fire suppression efforts, which Carlton said provides business and job creation for local mills.

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