Lucas mentioned the recent testimony presented by Lesa Donnelly, Coalition Vice President, at the USDA Listening Session on Cooperative Conservation,
described the deplorable situation in the Forest Service, Region 5,
poignantly described the USDA Forest
Service leadership's lack of sensitivity and compassion for the pain suffered by the Region's abused women.
specifically, blamed Mr. Mark Rey, Under Secretary FS, for poor leadership that resulted in expanding the crisis conditions in
. The Coalition concurred with Ms. Donnelly's
assessment and conveyed this to Ms. McKay.