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United States Forests #216550

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1971
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(Studio) United States Forest Service being scrutinized by Senator Public Lands Subcommittee ; conservationists testify forests endangered by growing need for timber.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bitterroot National Forest, MT) Private logging companies cutting 3 times as much timber as 20 yrs, ago; film shows bare hillsides in Bitterroot National Forest; Forest Service used to insist on selective cutting; now permits clear cutting of whole sections of forest. [Conservation Writer Dale BURK - says Bitterroot Forest not managed by foresters, but wood merchants.] Forest Service 5 million acres behind in replanting clear cut areas. [Representative Wendell WYATT - says, if going to meet housing needs, have to clear cut areas.] [Senator Gale McGEE - says logging Companies claim can make more money clear cutting; can't return to area for at least generation.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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