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The Bills That Could Shape Forestry's Future

Ric Cengeri
Vermont forests cover about 3/4 of the state's acreage.

Vermont's forest economy provides over 20,000 jobs in the state and generates over $3 billion in annual revenues.

There are currently six forestry-related bills being considered by the State Legislature. They take on issues like timber theft and trespass, forest fragmentation, protection against nuisance lawsuits and tracking of logged timber.

We speak with Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder and Robbo Holleran of the Vermont Forest Products Association to discuss the bills.

Also on the program, Lex Jackson of Shelburne has quickly risen to the top of a sport called Ice Cross Downhill. She fills us in on what exactly the sport is, how she got involved and how she has come to be the top-ranked women in the country.

Broadcast live on Wed., March 9, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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