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April 5, 2013

Legislators back APA clear-cutting idea

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MALONE —

In its resolution, the County Legislature calls the Adirondack Park “one of New York’s crown jewels,” on which thousands of people rely for work and recreation.

They said the new rules will allow logging companies to fulfill the demand for green-certified forest products, which will help the economy and introduce better management of forest lands.

“This allows a different type of permitting for clear cutting,” said Legislator Paul Maroun (R-Tupper Lake). “It’s very restrictive on how it will be done.

“It’s a good bill, and the agency should look at. It will help the land in the park.”

Email Denise A. Raymo:draymo@pressrepublican.com

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TO LEARN MORE

To review the proposed changes to the Adirondack Park Agency clear-cutting policy, visit apa.ny.gov or stop in at the agency's offices in Ray Brook.

Public comments may be submitted until April 11 to Aaron Ziemann, APA Staff, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY, 12977 or by calling 891-4050.

 

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