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Governors concerned about forest plan

Mark Gordon and Kristi Noem ask for rethink of revision assessments in letter to forest supervisor

Governors Mark Gordon (WY) and Kristi Noem (SD) have penned a joint letter to Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Jeff Tomac requesting a rethink of the revision assessments being used to draft an updated version of the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) Land Management Plan.

The two governors also expressed concern over the potential impact of the plan on the timber industry within the Black Hills

The plan has already caused concern at the county level, with Crook County penning a letter of comment that also expressed “significant concerns” with the science used to create the drafts, as we...