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Forest Service Chief Urges Writers to Assail Chip Mills

US Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck alleged that forests in the Southeast were being overharvested and suggested that chip mills were to blame.

By Staff Writer
Date Posted: 9/1/2000


U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck alleged that forests in the Southeast were being overharvested and suggested that chip mills were to blame. He also urged outdoor writers to use their influence against chip mills.

Dombeck’s comments were made in an address to the Outdoor Writers Association of America in South Carolina recently.

"These are private lands, largely," Dombeck noted, adding that it was "not an issue that the Forest Service can, or will, try to control or regulate."

However, he urged the writers to weigh in against the chip mills, saying they could "make a difference." He said, "My plea is that you get involved. Make your voice heard. These are your lands, your birthright."


 






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