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Panel proposes public review before military has training in state forests

Members of the state Acquisition and Restoration Council listen to speakers raise concerns about the possibility of military training missions in state forests. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A Florida Forest Service official on Thursday offered to require that a state council vote on any military training missions that eventually are proposed for state forests.

The statement during a state Acquisition and Restoration Council meeting was in response to public concerns and opposition to possible military training missions at Blackwater River and Tate's Hell state forests.

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