Forest Service official visits Walking Mountains

Forest Service official visits Walking Mountains
Local News

By Melanie Wong

AVON — Residents of mountain communities, more than most, understand the importance of public lands. Even then, it is easy for them to underestimate the impact that the U.S. Forest Service can make in the daily lives of area residents.Everything from the quality and availability of water to preventing and fighting wildfires are all partially tasked to the Forest Service. At the same time, the agency is also in charge of helping people access national lands, all on an ever restricted budget. All that and more were the topics of conversation at a Vail Symposium event Thursday featuring U.S. Forest …

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