I don't think we can blame the Govt. for this. The forest service tried to
control the infestations through logging but were thwarted by enviromental
groups and Judges. By the time a case went through the courts, the forest was
Like most gov't run resources they are usually about 10 years behind the
problem and then they throw money away to study a problem that any common sense
person would know what to do but are prevented from doing because of regulations
not in harmony with reality.
New Mexico,--funds are spent to cut, and thin out the forest. This prevents
fires, and disease.And to think,--goverment shut down companies that
did this for free. Thousands lost their jobs.