Citizen group proposes list of revisions to forest management plan

By Michael Gebelein
Carolina Public Press
October 25, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

A citizen group has asked the U.S. Forest Service to consider a slate of proposed revisions to its management plan for Western North Carolina’s national forests, the Pisgah and Nantahala. The federal agency is already drafting a new forest plan that’s scheduled for released in early 2018. Made up of more than 30 organizations, the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Parternership’s members are hoping the Forest Service will embrace the changes they are seeking. “The big picture is we asked the Forest Service to consider some alternatives that are win-win for everybody,” said Kevin Colburn, a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership leadership team. “We worked really hard to come up with some ideas where everybody’s interests can move forward together.

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