Jefferson Exchange | July 7, 2014 | 8:00
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Mon July 7, 2014

Ending Old-Growth Logging

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The most contentious portion of the debate over forest management concerns old-growth timber. 

Can the timber industry be healthy without cutting down ancient trees? 

Scientists, including Dominick DellaSala at Ashland's Geos Institute, say yes. 

Geos and other organizations just teamed up on a study showing that old-growth logging could be phased out in Alaska's Tongass National Forest in just six years. 

You'll hear the details of the study, and its applicability to other forests.  
 

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