By Brian Skoloff and Scott Sonner - Associated Press Shares
"We need to focus on large landscapes, where we're treating private land and national forest at the same time," Tidwell said. "And we really need to focus on the outcomes we're after - healthy, resilient forests that withstand disease outbreaks, fires, drought conditions that we'll all face in the future. That's the thing that produces economic activity that sustains communities and eliminates some of the conflict we're seeing. That's something we've been trying to address for decades in the agency."