George Washington Management Plan Still Stalled

Fracking Decision At Heart Of Holdup

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Posted: February 5, 2014

A trail marker identifies the Timber Ridge Trail along Tilghman Road near Briery Branch in George Washington National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service has missed its completion target date of fall 2013 for the GW management plan. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Ice encrusts the edges of a small stream along Tilghman Road in George Washington National Forest last month. A potential ban on horizontal oil and gas drilling continues to hold up the management plan for the GW.

HARRISONBURG — After more than two years of estimating when a new George Washington National Forest management plan would be complete, U.S. Forest Service officials have declined to make another…

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