Age of trees in George Washington National Forest's key issue in management September 4, 2011, Virginia

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“... No (logging) at all is not
good for the forest, and it’s not good for wildlife,” said Bourgeois, noting that nearly half, 44 percent of the forest, is permanently off-limits to logging because of its designation as a wilderness area or other special land use. “That’s why we have deer coming down into people’s yards looking for food. We do need some mature forest, but we need a balance and that is not happening in the George Washington.” 


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