What’s new in the Green Mountain National Forest?

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In February 2006, after months of often heated public
debate, the U.S. Forest Service approved a revised 15 year management plan for
Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. In December of that year, an Act of
Congress established 40,000 new acres of wilderness in Vermont – land that’s
slated to remain ‘forever wild.’

with the summer recreation season approaching, we talk with Green Mountain
National Forest Supervisor Meg Mitchell about how those changes are being
implemented on the ground and what they mean for forest users. We also discuss
new opportunities, and ongoing competition for these much-loved public lands. (Listen)

Also on the program, Vermont Law
School professor Pat Parenteau tackles the ongoing debate over whether states
have the right to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The U.S.
Department of Justice recently filed a brief urging the dismissal of a Federal
Court ruling affirming Vermont’s right to set stricter emissions standards than the federal government. (Listen)

And Vermont comic Martha Tormey explains how imagining a TV show about her life gets her through boring moments. (Listen)

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