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Forest Service may move to Interior Department

The Washington Post is reporting today that the U.S. Forest Service may be moved from the Depart of Agriculture‘s jurisdiction to that of the Department of the Interior.

The National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management are already managed by the Interior Department, and proponents of the transition say that moving the Forest Service makes sense because these other agencies are essentially “bureaucratic cousins.”

Those against say the move “might send a symbolic message that national forests are to be preserved and enjoyed, not harvested and developed…which could be perceived as a threat to the timber industry.”

Read the article in its entirety at The Washington Post website.

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