states have made in forest conservation since the NFLC published
the NFLC process, see DAVID DOBBS & RICHARD OBER, THE NORTHERN
See NFLC REPORT, supra note 20, at A-17 (Appendix E) (noting that
231) At the time of the NFLC research in 1990, this particular
Though the NFLC claims to be the heir and champion of the vision set forth by the GTF, some of its critics believe that it has a much narrower vision "to simply (be) a mechanism to reinforce traditional ownership patterns.
NFLC Chairman Bob Bendick, a respected natural-resources professional, is adamant that the Council will set forth clear "policy recommendations and strategies to enhance the natural and economic integrity of the Northern Forest, and to reinforce the traditional patterns of land ownership and uses" to "be forwarded to the Congress and affected states for action" by the time the NFLC expires in 1994.
Representing the full spectrum of environmental organizations from Preserve Appalachian Wilderness (PAW) to the Society of American Foresters (SAF), members retain the right to sign off on any policy statements, as was the case with the December 1992 letter to NFLC cited above.
Robert Bendick, NFLC Chair Robert Stegemann Barbara Sweet Neil Woodworth Karyn Richards, State Coordinator