Bond issue proposed to save woodland
"I think it's wonderful news ... this is a very critical time to do that."
- Don Safer, Tennessee Environmental Council chairperson
Nashville, Tennessee, USA - State environmentalists are excited about what Gov. Phil Bredesen calls "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity;" the chance to preserve almost 200 square miles of forestland on the Upper Cumberland Plateau.
Bredesen, speaking to members of the Tennessee Press Association Thursday night, said his state budget request for next fiscal year will include money to help preserve about 124,000 acres of property in Scott, Campbell, Anderson and Morgan counties currently owned by a timber company.