Tuesday, January 24, 2017

All Lands, All Hands Approach for Western Governors

Oregon Governor Kate Brown.  Photo: Western Governors Association

Governors from around the West met yesterday in Bend, OR to discuss Western Governors Association's (WGA) National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.  
"Federal public lands account for 60 percent of the total forest lands in Oregon, and we foster strong partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, local and tribal communities, the forest products industry and conservation interests," Oregon Governor Kate Brown said.
"By taking an 'all-lands, all-hands' approach and working together across jurisdictional boundaries, we can support healthy communities, sustain robust rural economies and preserve our natural resources for future generations," Governor Brown added. 

Watch Governor Brown's speech, as well as a keynote by U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief Leslie Weldon

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