Kentucky Heartwood and Forest Service Debate Logging Plan

Eastern Standard — The U.S. Forest Service has been receiving public comments on a plan to log 10,000 acres of forest on Jellico Mountain in southeastern Kentucky over a 40-year period. Complicating the issue is an Executive Order signed by President Biden to conserve mature and old-growth forests on federal lands. Kentucky Heartwood Executive Director Lauren Kallmeyer and Forest Service District Ranger Tim Reed debate the issue in separate phone calls with the 88.9 WEKU weekly radio magazine.

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