WAMC New York News
1:36 am
Wed January 11, 2006

New Study Raises Concerns Over Ownership of Northern Forest Timberlands

Plattsburgh, NY – The Northern Forest is the largest continuous forest east of the Mississippi, stretching from Maine across northern New Hampshire and Vermont into New York's Adirondacks. A new report says nearly 24 million acres of those forest lands have changed hands over the past 25 years. That's raising concerns about long term biodiversity issues and sustainable forestry throughout the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.