Old-growth trees on federal lands at risk despite Biden order, environmentalists say

Century-old trees in NC are on the hit list; could be clear-cut before protections take effect

By: - July 12, 2022 12:58 pm

150 acres of old-growth trees in the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina could soon be clearcut – Photo: U.S. Forest Service

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.