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Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions


April 2, 2018

Park Baker

The five-member panel answered a number of questions last week at the library.

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests.

The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first draft of a new forest management plan for the two national forests. This big-picture plan will set the ground rules for all activities in the forests for the next 15 years or more: from wildlife management and timber sales on public lands to the hiking, fishing and mountain biking for which the region is well-known.

At the library, the five-speaker panel, which was put together by Asheville-ba...

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