The United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was at the Forest Service Smokejumper Center on Friday to sign a stewardship memorandum that contained a blueprint to modernize the U.S. Forest Service.
Perdue outlines aspects of the agreement officially signed on Friday.
“It increases productivity,” said Secretary Perdue. “These are renewable resources. We are blessed with a beautiful country here that grows great renewable resources. I’m from Georgia where we see trees as a crop, and it’s a longer tern crop, but it’s a productive renewable resource, and guess what, it also has the ability to take carbon out of the air.”