News | December 16, 2011

Old growth spared from logging in NC’s Nantahala National Forest

Following an appeal by SELC, the Forest Service has agreed to dramatically scale back its Haystack Project, a plan to log part of the Nantahala National Forest in Macon County, North Carolina. Our primary concerns included the logging of rare and valuable old growth forest and new road construction on steep, unstable terrain. Under the agreement, old growth will be spared from logging and the Forest Service has eliminated plans for most new road construction, which will reduce the project’s long-term footprint in the forest.

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