Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

   Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.

It is time for the Biden administration to act to protect mature and old-growth forests. Deadline for comments is August 30, 2022.

Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:08 PM | Sally Barr

Buck Logging Project Threatens Old Growth In North Carolina                   

Nantahala National Forest

https://www.climate-forests.org

DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS AUGUST 30, 2022.

Buck Creek burbles through a rich cove forest high on the slopes of the Nantahala Mountains in southwestern North Carolina. Spared by logging around the turn of the last century, some of the trees here are over 300 years old. Further down, the creek widens and supports a healthy trout population and even the occasional, rare eastern hellbender. Still further, the water flows into the Nantahala River where thousands of whitewater rafters will ride its crests through Patton’s Run and other rapids.

But high in the mountains, the air is still. For now. The Forest Service has proposed the “Buck Project” here. One of the largest timber sales in recent memory in North Carolina, the project aims to create young forest for wildlife habitat through commercial logging, including 150 acres of forest over 100 years old.

It is time for the Biden administration to act to protect mature and old-growth forests.

Go to the link below to send a pre-written letter to which you can add your own comments:

https://www.climate-forests.org/take-action



Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041


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