The People of Southern Utah Held Hostage by Outside Groups Once Again
From the Salt Lake City Trubune:
Wildlife conservation groups on Thursday praised a decision by Dixie National Forest withdrawing a plan to harvest 8,000 acres of old-growth forest near Escalante.
“Conservationists are calling this a valentine for wildlife,” said Kevin Mueller, program director for Utah Environmental Congress. “The withdrawal really is a reprieve for wildlife.”
But others, including Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, said opposing the timber sale is “not proper thinking.”
“When trees grow so close together you have this huge buildup of fuels so you have ground fires and crown fires. They think that’s good but that’s not proper thinking and not proper management,” he said.
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