Green Mountain National Forest


PROPOSED CHANGES IN how the U.S. Forest Service defines the way it approaches compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act would reduce the ability of the public to give feedback before changes are made in the Green Mountain National Forest and other national forests.
08/15/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — If a proposed change in federal land use rules goes through, the 90,000 acres of Green Mountain National Forest that fall within Addison County could see a lot more commercial logging, road building and utility corridors — all without environmental review or public input. “Basically, the rules would take the ‘public’ out of public land management,” said Jamey Fidel, Forest and Wildlife Program Director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC). At issue is a proposal by the United States Forest Service (USFS) to revise the way it interprets the National Environmental...

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