(Cross-posted at the new Appalachian Voices blog)
The U.S. Forest Service has more than 200,000 comments to sort through, and Western North Carolina rangers have calls to take — some from landowners and some from developers.
The Forest Service is finding people have plenty to say about a proposal to sell public land to help cover costs of a rural schools program.
Except, as we discussed earlier, any money that is made here doesnt stay here. It goes right back into the Federal Treasury! So NONE of the money from the 10,000 acres we would lose would be garunteed to stay in our area, and the South gets pennies on the dollar compared to other states!
Way to go on this folks!