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I read with interest your story [May 23 issue] about blinding LED streetlights. We have the same problem in Houston, Texas, and I would urge you to change course before too many are installed.

I am absolutely amazed at how our local economy changed over the last 50 years. Fifty years ago, there were 14 sawmills within 100 miles of New Meadows. Our economy was great, jobs were plentiful, welfare was almost nonexistent, we had a U.S.F.S. to be proud of, if a forest fire started it was put out immediately wherever it occurred.

Despite efforts of some, Forest Service Supervisor Cheryl Probert failed to engage citizens through genuine public involvement. Weekday afternoon collaborative sessions should not replace weeknight meetings more convenient for the overall public.

We attended the Forest Service two-day Forest Plan Revision Public Workshop in Orofino last Wednesday and Thursday and I promised to report on the outcome. Representatives for U.S. Senators Risch and Crapo and U.S. Representative Labrador were in attendance. It was similar to the original Forest Plan Revision process where the USFS presented topics, provided some background, defined a direction for group breakouts/input and then summarized afterwards.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests last week announced scoping of the Center-Johnson Project, a proposed action of timber harvest, fuels treatments, grassland treatments and road work including decommissioning of 11 miles of road in watersheds three miles west of Slate Creek.