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U.S. Forest Service Plans Fail To Protect Area Water Quality


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 4:02pm

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are the headwaters of seven major river systems, providing drinking water for millions of people in four southeastern states and wildlife habitat for a bewildering array of native species, such as the hellbender and native brook trout. Right now, the U.S. Forest Service is drafting the next forest management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests — a blueprint for how our forests will be managed for the next 15-20 years — and, unfortunately, the current draft is inadequate in a few very important ways when it comes to protecting wate...

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