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National Forests #294733

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1984
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(Studio) Size of national forest system described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jackson, Wyoming) Criticism of United States Forest Service's economy and environmental approach to selling timber from national lands examined. [Wilderness Society spokesperson Gaylord NELSON - calls for Congress to halt such irrational economy and disastrous environmental policies.] [Wood product manufacturer Walt MINNICK - defs. government's approach.] Losses realized by federal timber sales since 1980 noted. [Undersecretary of Agriculture John CROWELL - believes real objective of critics is to halt commodity production from national forests.] Timber cutting's impact on fauna in national forest lands noted. [Rancher John TURNER - agrees with critics.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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