U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture & Interior Address Forest Management & National Resources

Boise County -- “If we take care of the land, the land will take care of us,” says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Our responsibility as stewards is to leave it better than what we found it.” He spoke further about working together for “rural prosperity” and recognized the diversity of the land. “One size doesn’t fit all. Idaho is different than Georgia, and Florida is different from Washington. And we have to understand to give local people the opportunity to impact federal policy.”
Secretary Perdue continued, “Regarding the U.S. Forest Service and our public lands, whether we’re on BLM land or U.S. Forest Service land, I think it’s time we start looking at forest as crops, as agriculture, and use them. Because we know that healthy forests can produce jobs, they can produce wil...

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