What a mess.

The Forest Service has spent more than a decade trying to find loggers who could thin millions of acres of overgrown, fire-prone forests. It touted the Four Forest Restoration Initiative as a visionary way to restore the forests, protect forested communities from wildfires and safeguard the vulnerable watershed on which millions of Arizonans depend.

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Tom Theobald

Small trucks to penetrate, gather, chip, and transport to larger collectors appropriate to the roads. Small groups of CCC types, just like we still use for uprooting all those water-loving junipers for the cows can do pretty well. Act like a guerrilla force instead of an unconquerable army. I watched the mail delivery on Fort Myers Beach. One vehicle spent the day in traffic to get a mile in. No one thought of bicycles. I liked your comments earlier about anxiety amongst the loudest of us. It didn’t do much to encourage them to just stand back and scratch their rumps and consider their next shot.

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