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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 38 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1991
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The U.S. Forest Service is reworking new management plans for the Nantahala and Pisgah Forests in western North Carolina. New directives include developing alternatives on timber harvest methods, citing a greater need for uneven-aged management and more detailed analysis on below-cost harvests, biological diversity, wildlife habitat, and road-less areas.
In May, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation hired its first western regional executive for the state. Dixon Herman will work with and start local affiliate wildlife clubs and camps, attend public hearings, and facilitate education and public outreach. Some problems the Federation will address pertain to forest management, multiple-use issues, and the animal rights movement.
Casey Williams, a fifth-grade student at Cameron Park Elementary School is using her science report to help the environment in Orange County, North Carolina. Her report helped form an environmental group that is calling on county school officials to eliminate polystyrene from the cafeterias and install dishwashers.
Hunters in North Carolina have been pushing for tougher hunter safety laws, banding together for hunter ethics. However, recent events blame hunters for fatal shootings and have spurred an anti-hunting movement.