Sam Stearns and John Wallace are the two local men who have spent decades trying to stop active management of the Shawnee Forest.  Glen Poshard (originator of the legislation to allow Wilderness Areas to be designated in the Shawnee in the 1970s) and Les Winkler (former Southern Paper Sports Writer) The article below was written through a grant in this extreme organization.  There are comments below the article thatgive insight into the attitude of these people.   Also there has been generated over 1000 letters because of this article.

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