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Forest lands harvested for more than a century will soon be "forever wild."  Photo: Brian Mann
Forest lands harvested for more than a century will soon be "forever wild." Photo: Brian Mann

Do big Adirondack conservation deals hurt loggers?

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the big Finch conservation deal in the Adirondacks will open new lands to snowmobilers, hikers, hunters, and anglers. State officials and green groups say that could mean a major boost for the North Country's tourism industry.

But critics say the $50 million deal will hurt the timber industry, making it harder for struggling loggers and mill operators. Some industry leaders say they worry about the loss of productive timberlands that have been harvested for more than a century.  Go to full article
John Davis,<br /> Conservation Dir., Adk Council
John Davis,
Conservation Dir., Adk Council

Adirondack Council Hires Former Earth First Activist

The Adirondack Council has hired a new conservation director who once worked for a controversial environmental group called Earth First. John Davis, who lives near Westport, will be one of the most visible members of the Council. In the 1980s, he edited the Earth First! Journal. At the time, the group faced criticism even within the environmental movement for encouraging acts of industrial sabotage against the timber industry. In 1991, Davis published an anthology called the Earth First! Reader: Ten Years of Radical Environmentalism. He later helped to launch another magazine called Wild Earth and helped to found a less confrontational environmental group called The Wildlands Project. Davis spoke with Brian Mann about his career and his goals with the Adirondack Council.  Go to full article

IP Tire Burning Debated in Vermont

Vermont's Natural Resources agency will hold a public meeting tonight in Rutland to discuss plans to use old tires as fuel at the IP mill in Ticonderoga. International Paper hopes to save two million dollars a year with the alternative fuel. But as Brian Mann reports, opposition to the project in Vermont remains fierce.  Go to full article

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