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By Logging Wetland Forests for Corporate Profit, the American South Is Losing Its Backyard

A wetland forest left standing is worth 15 times more than a forest cut for timber

The Forest Service estimates that the US once held over a billion acres of old-growth forest in the lower 48. Now, less than 10 percent of old-growth forest remains in the continental US, and most of it is concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, where…
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by: Sam Davis – February 2, 2018

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