The guidelines were crafted to enhance US water supplies while maintaining woodlands for wildlife, recreation, and timber operations, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (Ed Andrieski/Associated Press/File)
US unveils new rules for forests
Environmental activists praise policy guide
By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post / January 27, 2012
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The Obama administration says new rules to manage nearly 200 million acres of national forests will protect watersheds and wildlife while promoting uses ranging from recreation to logging.
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