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Clear-cutting pilot program for Adirondacks

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ADIRONDACK PARK, N.Y. -

A pilot program to extend clear-cutting on some Adirondack Park land has the support of New York lawmakers.

The three-year experiment would allow more clear-cutting on about 700,000 acres of privately-owned forest land in the park. Participating owners must be certified as environmentally sustainable, but they don't need to have an environmental review.

The Press-Republican says supporters think the changes will help loggers meet the demand for green-certified forest products, but opponents say there won't be enough control over how many trees are cut.

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