VIEW - Belated Timber Harvest Great But Not Enough


09/16/16

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OUR VIEW - Belated Timber Harvest Great But Not Enough posted Tue, 09/13/16 - 12:10 Vilas1 by erpub@nnew.net on Vilas County News Review at http://www.vilascountynewsreview.com/lettersopinion/our-view-103

Original article:

The U.S. Forest Service announced recently that the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is expected to exceed its 2016 timber sale goal of selling at least 100 million board feet of timber in this fiscal year, the first time since 2001. (emphasis added)
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In fact , the agency is so far behind on the harvesting and management of young forest types such as aspen, which require clear-cutting, that the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has filed claims and other legal actions to force the Forest Service to do its job.

According to RGS, the Forest Service has cut only 38% of the aspen that was targeted in the 2004 Forest Plan...

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