Sunday, June 22, 2003

Forest service fires back at whistleblower, dispute could bog down forest plans

As reported here in the Roanoke Times, the United States Forest Service is disputing the allegations by an archaeologist employer by the service, that the Southern Appalachian forests, including the Jefferson National forest in Southwest Virginia, have been mismanaged. As reported here in the Gainesville GA Times, the dispute may delay implementation of recently-declared plans for the management of the Southern Appalachian forests.

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