Environmental Analysis (Pomona)
Arizona, Public Land Management, Southwest, U.S. Forest Service
In February of 1999, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Michael Dombeck, placed a moratorium on road building on most roadless areas. In October, President Clinton put forth an initiative to prohibit road building on 40 million acres of roadless area. Such modifications in Forest Service land management decisions is not new as suggested by Char Miller in this look back at early grazing decisions by Pinchot. To be proactive and reactive at the same time in relation to changing social pressures and political realties may be the legacy of the agency.
© 1999 Forest History Society
Miller, Char. “Grazing Arizona: Public Land Management in the Southwest,” Forest History Today, Fall 1999, 15-19.