Senator Udall letter to Secretary Vilsack

The following letter from Senator Udall to Secretary Vilsack focuses on bark beetles but highlights the Senator's current area of interest with regard to forests:

November 15, 2010

Dear Secretary Vilsack:
As you know, we have been experiencing an unprecedented insect epidemic in the forests of Colorado and Wyoming. The vast scale of tree mortality brought on by the mountain pine beetle has affected over 3.5 million acres of National Forest Service land in Colorado and Wyoming over the past decade. When it finally runs its full course, it is estimated that the vast majority of mature lodgepole pine in these areas will have died.

Senator Udall letter to Secretary Vilsack (Read the full letter here)