Task Force focuses on resource management


Doug Radunich

During the sawmill tour, Gary Ervin, right, managing partner for Saratoga Forest Management, shows Lisa McGee, co-chair for the Governor's Task Force on Forests, the process of wood being moved to a lumber edger for conversion into smoothed planks.

The Governor's Task Force on Forests, a group tasked with making recommendations about forest policy in Wyoming, recently discussed forest and resource management, met last week in Saratoga.

Started as an idea generated by Wyoming State House District 47 Representative Jerry Paxton, the task force consists of a variety of statewide stakeholders who develop recommendations on how Wyoming can best improve forest health. Around 20 of the group's members, which include environmentalists and those who work in the timber industry, met at the Platte Valley Community Center April 8-10 to come up wi...

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