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Preparing together for “Life without Secure Rural Schools County Payments.”
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Welcome to the web site of the U.S. Forest Service Chief’s Office! In case
you’re new to the Forest Service, our purpose is twofold:
(1) to make sure that America’s forests and grasslands are in the healthiest
condition they can be; and
(2) to see to it that you have lots of opportunities to use, enjoy, and care for
the lands and waters that sustain us all.
Our focus at the Forest Service is on the ground—on the places where you
live, work, and play. Above all, we’re dedicated to keeping everyone on the
ground safe and secure. Our goal is to serve our communities, both
rural and urban. One way is to work with partners for healthy, resilient
forests and rangelands on federal, state, and private lands. Healthy lands
support the outdoor activities of millions of Americans each year, a service
we proudly provide on the National Forest System. A central concern for
all Americans is sustainable land management. We owe it to ourselves
and to future generations to protect our communities, properties, and
wildland resources from catastrophic fire and other threats.
You own your national forests and grasslands, and we are here to serve you.
As you browse our website, please think of ways we can better serve.
Skamania
County:
80% USFS
regulated.
10% CRGNSA
regulated.
2% commercial,
residential or
agricultural
development.
Skamania County circa 1941.
FS GP Historical Timber Yield
1988-2012
Source- FS Annual CUTS203F reports
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Timber Receipts vs & Fed. Payments:
$8,000,000
$7,000,000
$6,000,000
$5,000,000
$4,000,000
DNR
Federal Timber
$3,000,000
$2,000,000
$1,000,000
$-
County Budget:
60000000
50000000
40000000
Total
30000000
Current Expense
20000000
10000000
0
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
1. Sheriff Budget reduced by 50%.
2. General Services Budget reduced by 50%.
3. No NCEMS contract (Title III.)
4. All/most non-state law required services removed.
FS GP Timber Harvest
2000-2012 Allowable vs Actual
Potential BF over 13 yrs = 676,000,000 vs Actual = 152,000,000
Source- FS Annual CUTS203F reports
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“Practical, Flexible Solutions:”
GPNF officials and County Commissioner/GPAG begin preparation now with
these projects:
1. Wind River Watershed Landscape Management Plan development.
2. WRBP Biomass Facility proposal.
3. Resolution of WRBP Water Wells, Easement and access for power, water, septic.
4. Direct Stewardship Projects to County NF enhancement projects.
5. Enhance our relationships thru a Cooperating Agency MOU for routine development
and review of these projects, and Assist in building effectiveness of the SGPC.

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