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Old 11-19-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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Agreed, in fact I've abandoned two attempts to write so far because I find myself questioning whether this is the right way to go. What has me wanting to weigh in though, is that the governor encourages everyone to get out and enjoy those areas and help the local economies, but doesn't direct revenues where they are so clearly needed. Be that state forests where timber harvests are being done, or in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

Between 2016 and March of 2019, over 40% of the state's revenue from timber sales came from Region 7 (where I live), where there's one forester for roughly 35,000 acres. Meanwhile, a state forest that has seen significant logging has been deemed a high priority by the DEC for trail repairs, the type not done by volunteer crews with hand tools, never sees funds in the budget to get the work done.
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