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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Truce Over Logging Dispute Is Sought

February 20, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A tradition-rich national forest conference reconvenes today, seeking a truce between timber companies and environmentalists at a time when tension over U.S. logging policy is at a historic high. "The time has come for the nation to turn away from polarization and toward consensus," Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas said in a welcome prepared for the Seventh American Forest Congress.

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