Local representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service division have taken more steps toward implementation of a forest restoration project in section of the Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF) in the Boiling Springs area of Texas County.
Called the Boiling Springs Project, the effort affects a 6,750-acre tract of federal land that was earlier identified as a prime space for restoration, located south of Highway 32, east of Highway 17 and dissected by Boiling Springs Road. The goal is to bring the area closer to the way it was when settlers arrived in the 1800s, in large part by thinning out thick stands of trees, officials said.
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