Filed by Ian Berry
Bowaters plan to sell its Southern timberlands and public efforts to conserve the land are part of a much bigger issue, according to a story posted last week on WorldNetDaily.
Henry Lamb, who heads groups called Sovereignty International and the Environmental Conservation Organization, says in the piece that once the Bowater land falls into state hands, much of it will be shut down and turned into wilderness or buffer zones.
In short order, the people will be forced off the land altogether, Mr. Lamb says.
Bowaters spokesman said last week the company is selling 350,000 acres, about 250,000 of which are on the Cumberland Plateau. A New Hampshire company has expressed interest in 90,000 acres of the land, including 55,000 that state officials consider a priority for conservation.
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