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Wed October 12, 2005
Big Horn National Forest Threatend By Logging?
Laramie, Wy – A conservation group lists the Big Horn National Forest as one of the 12 most endangered forests in the country. It's the only one on the list from this state and the Wyoming Wilderness Association's Liz Howell says the reason the Big Horn is worse off than other forests here is because of increased pressure to allow logging. She notes the new forest management plan would increase logging objectives and though she isn't against that practice she is against allowing so much more of it, which will chase away elk and make it hard to find a pristine creek for fishing.
The group that put out this report is calling on consumers to try and prevent more logging in national forests. They say this can be achieved if people ensure that their lumber is not from an endangered forest.
Officials from the Big Horn National Forest did not return phone calls for this story.