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Fire Recovery Plans Finalized On Klamath NF

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Craig Tucker and George Sexton find problems with the forest plan.

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Patricia Grantham explains the fire recovery project process.

Fires roared through several parts of the Klamath National Forest in the summer of 2014, and now forest leaders have an official plan to clean up after them. 

The Westside Fire Recovery Project is now officially in motion, a plan to salvage some timber and treat other areas, even burn some of them. 

Controversy followed the plan as it took shape, and stays with it today.  It is already being taken to court.

We spend the hour talking in turn with several people interested in the outcome, including forest managers, the American Forest Resource Council, the Karuk Tribe, and KS Wild.  Listen for several perspectives on the recovery project.   
     
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.