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Monday, October 17, 2005

Clear Cutting in Michigan State Forests Draws Outcry

The Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan's policy of clear-cutting trees in some state forests has been drawing criticism from officials and residents Roscommon & Ogemaw counties. Roscommon County Commissioner Jim Smolarz says that the cutting has lowered property values, decreased wildlife and hurt tourism. Affected are Ogemaw and Houghton Lake state forests (270,000 acres of state forest).

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