Question for Readers: Special Forest Products, Forest Plans and Litigation

Penny Frazier, a wild crops farm-producer, asks these questions of blog readers: 1) Of the forest plans you know, do they have sections about special forest products? 2) Have forest plans every been challenged on the basis that they are not managing for multiple use? (By not allowing certain uses) 3) Has there ever been …

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Forest farming key to saving wild ginseng from extinction

An Eastern forest story, here. “I’m very concerned that we might not have ginseng in the wild in a few years,” said Jim Corbin, a plant protection specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture, which regulates the sale and export of ginseng. Corbin was part of an expert panel of botanists and regulators discussing plant …

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