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[pct-l] Largest U.S. forest won't be developed

Not directly PCT related, but you might find it interesting

Largest U.S. forest won't be developed

  WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration yesterday added Alaska's Tongass 
National Forest -- the nation's largest -- to its list of pristine 
woodlands to be sealed from development.

  In all, about 58.5 million acres of forests nationwide would be protected 
from logging, road-building and other types of development. The amount of 
land protected under the so-called "roadless policy" is larger than the 
state of Washington.

  Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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