Mark Twain National Forest remains in jeopardy

Thursday, February 22, 2007

President Bush's 2008 fiscal year budget includes a new legislative proposal, The National Forest Land Adjustment for Rural Communities Act, which authorizes the sale of nearly 274,000 acres of National Forest land to fund an extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS). Although around 26,000 acres have been trimmed from the 300,000 acres included in last year's proposal, the number of Barry County acres included in the 2008 legislative proposal has increased from 1,015 acres to 1,078 acres. Democrat Photo

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