“This is an example of how I have repeatedly stood up for Wyoming’s interests. In this case we wanted to join the Forest Service in defending agriculture, the timber industry and the health of our forests. I am glad we prevailed,” Governor Mead said. “Bark beetles are devastating to our forests and to people who use the forests. That is why I also took action to put together a Forest Task Force to get recommendations on management going forward. We are proactive on this issue as we are with many other issues.”
The Task Force on Forests is expected to release its recommendations this fall.