New Mexico,--funds are spent to cut, and thin out the forest. This prevents
fires, and disease.And to think,--goverment shut down companies that
did this for free. Thousands lost their jobs.
Like most gov't run resources they are usually about 10 years behind the
problem and then they throw money away to study a problem that any common sense
person would know what to do but are prevented from doing because of regulations
not in harmony with reality.
I don't think we can blame the Govt. for this. The forest service tried to
control the infestations through logging but were thwarted by enviromental
groups and Judges. By the time a case went through the courts, the forest was