About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen covers environmental policy in the Adirondacks. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or [email protected] You can also follow her on Twitter, @gwendolynnn1.

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  1. John says

    Nothing new here, sad to say. I’ve been a forest owner and active woodland manager for 50 years and a leader in forest-protection organizations until sidelined by illness, and have seen every scheme to encourage maintenance or improvement of forest land stagger or fail. The 480-a program (of which I am a member and proponent) is considered burdensome by most; certification systems are designed for commercial owners and deemed too costly by others; carbon-sink plans were buried in paperwork, with the added burden of high fees for sponsors.
    I don’t think the problem is insoluble, but the solution will require that everyone involved give up their short-term interests, be they money, control or political clout.

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