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New plan for GMUG forest increases logging, irks environmentalists

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This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

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A new forest plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest is riling environmental groups worried about an increase in logging across the 3.2 million-acre forest.

The Draft Record of Decision issued last month — written by Forest Supervisor Chad Stewart — replaces the forest’s 1983 management plan. The plan was launched in 2017 and the forest has collected perspectives from 900 people at 21 open houses and 16 webinars between 2017 and 2021. 

Stewart said the new plan positions his forest for addressing anticipated challenges that include…

Jason Blevins

2023-09-13 03:50:00

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