Agreement with federal agency calls for state role in ‘active management’ to combat fire threats, invasive weeds, but critics see it as a plan for more logging and industrial agriculture.
Medicine Bow National Forest
A controversial impoundment proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek in Carbon County has hit a couple of speed bumps but remains alive.
The lightning-sparked Britania Mountain fire took advantage of hot dry weather to burn within 6 miles of Wheatland. As of Thursday it was 33 percent contained.
Forest Service would log, cut, burn, build 600 miles of temporary roads across 562 square miles in Medicine Bow Mountains and Sierra Madre.
Funds to be used to acquire Forest Service property, avoid NEPA entanglement.