The aftermath of the 2-week partial government shutdown is still reeling in, and the forest service is no exception to the sting.
The shutdown fell in the middle of fall, a prime recreating time for folks wanting to get their last licks in before winter hits.
Robin Demario, a spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, says the forest service lost revenue from the shutdown, but the amount varied from district to district…"CLICK HERE" for Audio
Demario adds that the shutdown occurred during a prime time for prescribed burns..."CLICK HERE" for Audio
Demario also says that a few problems occurred due to the lack of forest service personnel out patrolling and working on projects..."CLICK HERE" for Audio