U.S. Forest Service cancels $10 million plan for national public relations campaign

By | January 9, 2015

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly canceled plans to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature. The agency was planning on the campaign while it’s struggling to pay for fighting wildfires, maintaining trails and offering timber for sale. It also has faced a major public backlash in the West over plans to close trails and roads to motorized vehicles because of a lack of money for maintenance as well as to prevent erosion and protect fish and wildlife. Read the full story here.  Thanks Richard for sending this along.

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