UK Plan To Log 1,000 Acres Faces Growing Opposition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky's plan to commercially log up to 1,000 acres of a nearly 15,000-acre research forest it owns in Eastern Kentucky is drawing opposition.

At least four environmental groups have started lobbying trustees and UK President Lee Todd to reconsider the plan. The UK Board of trustees approved it in 2004.

Kentucky poet Wendell Berry and horse breeder-banker Tracy Farmer have joined the opposition, which has intensified in its urgency since the school announced logging could begin within 12 months at the site north of Hazard.

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