forest restoration http://mtpr.org en Top federal official urges forest restoration – and warns of severe fire season http://mtpr.org/post/top-federal-official-urges-forest-restoration-and-warns-severe-fire-season <p>Growing up on the Mescalero Apache Indian reservation in New Mexico, Arthur "Butch" Blazer hunted and fished and spent all his time outdoors. He translated that love of the outdoors into a career, as a natural resources manager with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, then as the first Native American appointed state forester for New Mexico, and now as the Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment for the U.S. Department of Agriculture - where he oversees the U.S. Forest Service.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Sally Mauk 17456 at http://mtpr.org Top federal official urges forest restoration – and warns of severe fire season