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Forest Service Needs Money


Last updated 2/24/2020 at 3:23pm

There is not a government agency or private enterprise that would not like to have more revenue. However, the U.S. Forest Service, and in particular the Pisgah Ranger District, truly needs more revenue.

Three factors are driving the need for more money for the Forest Service: a decreased workforce, a reallocation of human resources and an increase in recreational usage.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the number of full-time employees who work in the national forests in North Carolina has decreased by roughly one-third. In 1995, there were 275 full-time national forest employees in...

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