Bark beetles "munching and killing pine trees by the millions from Colorado to Canada" add a dangerous unknown to predictions for the coming wildfire season.
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"Water supplies for 33 million people could be endangered if millions of acres of beetle-ravaged forests in the Rocky Mountains catch fire, a U.S. Forest Service official said Tuesday."
$15 million of Stimulus funding for 55 projects, designed to help reduce wildfire hazards and reclaim burned lands, could be of substantial interest in the receiving communities.
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"President Obama's nominee to lead the Forest Service and farmland conservation programs has withdrawn his name from consideration."
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack took personal control over logging and road projects on tens of millions of acres of National Forest in a temporary effort to resolve controversy over the "Roadless Rule."