We are pleased that the U.S. Forest Service listened and responded to our concerns about the process for making this important decision regarding timber harvests in the southern Green Mountain National Forest. Creating early successional forest habitat through timber harvests is important work, though with the potential to cause significant environmental impacts if not properly managed. The revised decision by the Forest Service strikes the right balance, for our forests, our birds, and the Vermont communities who depend upon our national forest for their prosperity.
"The U.S. Forest Service will continue implementing the Early Successional Habitat Creation Project on the Green Mountain National Forest’s Manchester Ranger District following a review of changes to approved management activities. The changes, which include the reduction in new road construction and associated timber harvest treatments, were made in response to remaining public concerns following the project decision." - US Forest Service
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