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FS plan would open forests to clearcuts

Letter: Dick Artley Grangeville

Forest Supervisor Brazell of Lochsa Land Exchange infamy is at it again. I encourage those who enjoy recreating in their national forests who missed the USFS meeting last week in Grangeville to submit electronic comments on Brazell’s proposed Forest Plan revision at

For decades the national forests in America have been bound by a 40-acre clearcut size maximum.

When Brazell’s proposed Forest Plan is finalized it will 1) exempt the Clearwater/Nez Perce National Forests from the USFS 40-acre clearcut size limit, 2) hardwire 1,500-acre clearcuts into the plan, and 3) allow clearcuts of any size when he declares a “catastrophic” event has occurred. Brazell will define catastrophic event.

Read about it at page 54 of his proposed plan on-line at:

Our tax dollars are used to pay Brazell’s salary and will be used to pay his pension when he retires. What’s wrong here?

Dick Artley



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