Forest Service Chief’s Priorities

Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke recently released his top five priorities for the agency. Among these is a priority to be “good neighbors and [provide] excellent customer service.” This includes working across boundaries and using all authorities available to get work done. The chief also made a point of his commitment to improve the condition of National Forests and Grasslands. “This work will also restore ecosystem function, deliver dependable energy, provide jobs and economic benefits for rural communities, and be responsive to the American taxpayer.” Read more: