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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

State to be Graded on Forest Management

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that two watchdog groups, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, will grade Michigan for management of its 3.9 million acres of state forestland. Michigan's $9 billion forest products industry employs 150,000 but has lost jobs to foreign competition, company mergers and improved technology and needs. The DNR determined that if state forest lands weren't certified, the state might lose markets.

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