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Park agency to decide on clear-cutting rules

The Heart Lake area in Keene, N.Y., in the Adirondack Mountains is shown in 1999 photo. (Photo provided)
The Heart Lake area in Keene, N.Y., in the Adirondack Mountains is shown in 1999 photo. (Photo provided)
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The Adirondack Park Agency commissioners could make a decision this week on new rules for clear-cut logging in the Adirondack Park. The APA staff is recommending approval for a new policy allowing larger cuts to qualify for approval under a “general permit.” The proposal has drawn new criticism from environmental organizations but it is supported by the forest products industry. With the staff recommendation released last week, the matter will come before the park agency ...


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