Enviros concerned about Zinke's recommendation to allow logging in Katahdin Woods & Waters NMon

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to allow “active timber management” within Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is raising new questions about logging on the 87,500-acre swath of federal lands in Maine’s North Woods.

In a report sent to the White House last month and leaked to the media over the weekend, Zinke proposed that President Trump use his authority “to promote a healthy forest through active timber management” and to prioritize traditional uses such as hunting and fishing in Katahdin Woods and Waters. The recommendations garnered immediate, and mixed, reactions from individuals and groups involved in the years-long debate over the monument.

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