Environmentalists Appeal Forest Plan

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
They claim the forest plan doesn't provide enough environmental protection for the forest that covers much of southern Missouri. The appeal cites lack of special protection for some lands, failure to end lead mining and illegal off-road vehicle use, and increased commercial logging. The Forest Service has said the plan seeks to strike a balance between economic and environmental protection. Last week, the Missouri Forest Products Association filed its own appeal, objecting to plans to log and burn hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land. The Forest Service wants to convert existing stands of large oak, hickory and short-leaf pine to a sparsely stocked pine and oak savannah.

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