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Age of trees in George Washington National Forest's key issue in management proposal Written bySpencer Dennis
STAUNTON — Some of the oldest woods in America are in Augusta County, and behind the debate over a proposed federal plan for managing them is a rarely asked question: How old is too old?
The U.S. Forest Service’s proposed management plan for the George Washington National Forest, the federally managed, 1-million-acre swathe of Virginia’s mountains that includes 29 percent of Augusta County, raises exactly that question in setting new guidelines for logging.The plan, which cost about $1 million to draft and will guide the forest’s management for at least a decade, is nearly finalized. Consensus about it is still a ways off. ..... Read More!