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Forest Service Facilities to Remain Open

All Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) administrative offices will remain open and in their current locations, according to Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar. Citizens raised serious concerns when the Forest Service considered closing the Glidden ...

All Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) administrative offices will remain open and in their current locations, according to Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar. Citizens raised serious concerns when the Forest Service considered closing the Glidden District Office as part of a master planning process undertaken last year.

"The Forest Service listened to the voices of the people who care deeply about this vital district station," Jauch said. "The community response to the planning process made a difference.

The Senator said his office received numerous letters from concerned citizens.

"The Forest Service recognized that the Glidden office provides important access to the eastern side of the forest, provides good jobs and enhances the economy of the region," he said.

U.S. Congressman Dave Obey worked closely with the Forest Service to ensure the ongoing vitality of these facilities, Jauch said. After a year long evaluation of administrative infrastructure, including maintenance needs, demand, and local feedback, the Forest Service determined to continue to operate all of its administrative offices located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

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"The forest sustains us both economically and spiritually," Jauch said. "The Great Divide office will continue to provide quality service by protecting the resource and connecting citizens with the forest."

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