Land management agencies are facing critical challenges in the forest as the fire season and the size of wildfires continue to grow. This week on the County Seat we will look at the Shared Stewardship agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and Utah.

What has it accomplished on the ground?

What are the commitments for the long term?

How are counties and municipalities getting involved?

Guests this week:
Brian Steed, Executive Director Utah Department of Natural Resources

Brian Cottam, Director Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands, and Utah State Forester

Glenn Wright, Summit County Council

Jerry Taylor, Garfield County Commissioner

Nora Rasure, Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, USFS

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Host Chad Booth
Technical Director: Brian Schuster

ABOUT THE COUNTY SEAT: The County Seat is a public affairs program about the functions and issues of county elected officials and county government in UTAH. The County Seat is designed to provide the essentials to being an informed and engaged citizens in what we view as the most important level of government to daily life, county government. Topics range from the life of a ballot to the wild horses on public lands. The majority of Utah’s 29 counties are rural with a concentration of urban issues along the Wasatch Front. This dynamic lends an interesting twist to the show where we highlight a number of rural issues that the majority of Utahns may not be as familiar with. #CountiesMatter #CoutySeatS10E09

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