Is this official recognition?
https://www.fs.fed.us/blogs/loss-space- ... -sasquatch
It sure looks like it. It starts like a public information bulletin, and then has witness reports.
But the BF safety tips are just the most basic camping tips, and the links are all self-promotion.
Then the whole thing turns into some kind of a tongue-in-cheek attempt at a joke, an easy way to dismiss the whole subject of public recognition.
Although it disguises itself as a public service announcement about loss of forest, I still get a funny sense there is more to it.
Possibly it is a trial balloon, and they want to test public reaction, like the Pentagon's CNN release last month of a USAF fighter cockpit video of a UFO.
Maybe this will bring them more real BF witness reports, and thats what it is really for.
Maybe it is intended to discourage witness reports; or maybe they just cannot see how their ridicule affects real witnesses willingness to come forward and report.
Or maybe they're just not that smart. )