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US unveils new rules for forests

Environmental activists praise policy guide

The guidelines were crafted to enhance US water supplies while maintaining woodlands for wildlife, recreation, and timber operations, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. 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)
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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