Monday, April 17, 2006

The future of the forest...

The Gazette had a story Sunday about the future management of the Pike National Forest. The current plan hasn't been changed since 1984. Needless to say, a lot of other factors have. First, there are almost twice as many people living in the area. Motorized and non-motorized recreation are also booming.

The new plan (scheduled to be finished by 2009) will focus on striking a balance between recreation and conservation. By the tone of the article, it seems like the biggest sticking point will be between pro- and anti-OHV factions over how much of the forest is open to nobby-tired machines.

Why don't we start it here.
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