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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (left) gets a briefing on forest restoration by Regional Forester Corbin Newman in Christopher Creek.

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Forest wars finally end?

Ag secretary’s visit showcases alliance between environmentalists, timber companies

The forest wars are officially over, declared a blue ribbon panel gathered to greet U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in Christopher Creek Saturday as he toured a groundbreaking effort to restore forest health and protect fire-threatened communities.


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