I will work with various State and Federal agencies and encourage them to accept and recognize the mutual responsibility of an active, constructive coordination program that already exists in our laws. This will give a stronger voice over management of Federal lands within Josephine County. Working with nature, we can restore a healthy forest, greener and cleaner water sheds, manage the forest to reduce catastrophic wildfires, so that our forest supports habitat for wildlife, clean air, clean water, and provide for a stronger economy.
Coordination between the federal government agencies and county government is required by law and we must demand a seat at the planning table. Our county is sixty-nine percent controlled by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. For our own good and future economic prosperity we must be allowed to be part of the planning process. I will work tirelessly to make this happen!