Thursday, August 23, 2007

Logging Plan in Cherokee Forest a Threat?

Gregg Powers writes in the 22 August 2007 issue of the Kingsport (TN) Times-News that
"According to a news release from Cherokee Forest Voices, Laurel Fork stream would be greatly impaired by muddy runoff from a logging project in the north end of the Cherokee National Forest. CFV officials said the proposed Rough Ridge timber sale in Carter County would also degrade mature forests and chop up scenic views along the Appalachian Trail and other paths popular with bird watchers, hikers and mountain bikers."
His story is headlined "Conservation group seeks to stop logging project in Cherokee Forest" and decribes the plan by the U.S. Forest Service to log a total of 267 acres in 8 different tracts.

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