Into The Woods

Forest Chief Expects a Grilling, Not a Picnic

Efforts by U.S. Forest Service chief MIKE DOMBECK to disentangle the USFS from the timber industry have provoked a fight with Congress. Republicans are so angry with Dombeck for hampering logging that on Thursday, in an unusual joint hearing, the House Resources, Budget and Appropriations committees will question Dombeck in what is likely to be a scorching job review. Convinced that tree cutting should no longer take priority over conservation and recreation, Dombeck, a former backwoods guide turned scientist, increased restrictions on logging. In his most significant step, he proposed halting construction of new roads in most of the national forests,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!