WA Cattlemen's Association
U.S. Forest Service Webinar - February 3, 2021
The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a webinar on the proposed updates to the rangeland management directives on February 3, 2021. The webinar will offer additional inforamtion and calrification on the proposed directive updates. These directives were published for a 60-day public comment period on December 18, 2020. This includes updates to the Forest Service Manual and handbook. Read more on the directives: https://www.fs.fed.us/rangeland-management/directives.shtml Side note/excerpt from WCA President, Don Blakemore in his January 8, 2021 letter to members sent in the WCA membership renewal packet: "The future of your operation is constantly under attack by those who are intent on destroying the cattle industry. The most recent example of this is the current lawsuits being filed against the US Forest Service attacking grazing allotments on a forest service permit. Even though you may not be directly impacted by a permit, make not mistake about it, this is an attempt to eradicate grazing from Washington."