Summit County forest health group pines to streamline its tree-centric mission

A local nonprofit that started with a mission to educate the public about the mountain pine beetle epidemic in Summit County nearly a decade ago is joining forces with others to define its role in modern forest management. The Forest Health Task Force (FHTF) conducted the second in a series of meetings intended to coordinate the efforts of the various groups working on forest health, wildfire and emergency preparedness issues throughout the county and state. "The Forest Health Task Force wants to be more effective in getting the job done, and part of that is understanding what other people are doing and not being redundant or butting heads," said task force director Howard Hallman. (SDN Oct16, 2013) READ COMPLETE ARTICLEhallmansdnphoto10162013