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afka_bob
02-10-2005, 11:38 PM
In today's Union Leader (http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_showfast.html?article=50704). 30-day comment period on logging proposal that would affect ski trails at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in the WMNF.

Davehiker
02-11-2005, 07:24 AM
Here's a direct link to the USFS Public Comment Package. (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/white/projects/assessments/popple/Public%20Comment%20Package.pdf) It's certainly a big chunk of significant forest they're talking about.

Dave

arghman
02-11-2005, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the post.
Refer to p. 29 of the USFS public comment package for a summary of acreages / actions (e.g. thinning / selective cut / clearcut). This is a large project but the USFS is supposed to be doing sustainable forestry. If you are concerned and want a second opinion on what this means for the area, I would try calling someone on the Jackson Conservation Commission (http://www.jacksonvillage.net/Public_Documents/JacksonNH_BComm/conservation) or the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (www.spnhf.org) -- I would be surprised if both of them didn't at least have an eye on a project of this size.

IMHO, if you really want to get mad at a forestry operation, focus on the 22,000 acre timbering operation on the TR Dillon lands in Success and Berlin.