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Documentary to explore forest management debate

The Pisgah-Nantahala forest plan process is nearing its end, but a local filmmaker’s effort to produce a documentary exploring the issue is just beginning. 

Asheville-based filmmaker Garrett Martin has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser to cover production costs for “The Great Forest,” a feature-length documentary following conservationists throughout southern Appalachia as they struggle with how best to manage two of the most biodiverse and visited national forests in the country. Fundraising will go toward final production days, color correction and sound mixing. 

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