Partnerships can heal forests, official says

CREEDE—Partnerships could be one way of solving the potential money crunch to save trees and for the cleanup of beetle-killed spruce trees in the Rio Grande National Forest. Harris Sherman, undersecretary for natural resources and environment in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said last week that partnerships for wildlife habitat, recreation and jobs can make things happen. Sherman noted that 66 million people in America get their water from national forests, so the resilience and health of the forest is a major factor for quality of life, even in cities.

Read More