National Forestry Roadless Area Debate Held Today

Posted: November 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Foresters from across the country are in the nation’s capital today to celebrate 100 years of professional forestry in the United States. As part of the celebration, Mason’s graduate program in Environmental Science and Public Policy and the Society of American Foresters is co-sponsoring a national debate on the roadless area issue. The debate is held in the Johnson Center Cinema from 2 to 4 p.m.

Top officials from the USDA Forest Service, industry groups, and professional societies discuss the merits of the roadless area issue, a hotly debated topic on how the Forest Service should administer its transportation system, which is used for recreation, timbering harvest, wildlife management, and accessing private homes.

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