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Greenwood forum held


Kentucky Heartwood Director Jim Scheff shared information and answered questions during a recent public forum regarding the Greenwood Vegetation Management Project (GVMP).   The GVMP has been proposed by the U. S. Forest Service to establish woodlands, restore short leaf pine, and maintain wildlife openings.  The project targets the Daniel Boone National Forest in northern McCreary and southern Pulaski Counties and includes the use of forest management tools such as commercial logging, use of herbicides, and use of prescribed burns.  Although recognizing the reality and need for commercial logging on private land, Scheff emphasized his organization’s opposition to commercial logging on public lands.  Several members of the public who attended the forum expressed their concerns about the proposed use of herbicides to develop and maintain wildlife openings in the project.  The U. S. Forest Service is expected to receive a second round of public comment on the proposal later this year.

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