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(Studio) Report on American timber cutting.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(OR) Trees cut down in national forest for timber. Under 1897 law, Forest Service sells permits for cutting to timber companies Loggers says most economy method of clearing is to clear entire area at same time. Environmentalists recently won 2 lawsuits in Alaska and Virginia that restricts clear cutting practice. [Timber man Dave BURWELL - says can't preserve old trees.] Foresters say clear spaces allow max. growth for Douglas firs. [Environmentalist Larry WILLIAMS - wants assurances of contd. timber growth on national lands.] 1/4 United States lumber comes from national forests. OR workers depend on lumber industry; they want less restrictions. Environmentalists' views noted.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Redeker, Bill
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