Roundup Spraying by GMNF Update

From Stamford Selectboard Meeting Minutes:
Nancy LeSage spoke at great length with Mary-Beth Deller, the Botanist at Green Mountain National Forest. She supports their treatment of the invasive species. Ms. Deller informed her that they use the herbicide directly on the specific plants being targeted in order to kill only the roots of that plant. Stephen Tworig is in favor of the GMNF plan and feels the spreading of these invasive species is much more harmful to ecosystems than the limited herbicide use they are proposing. Carol Fachini heard on the news that the chemicals found in Roundup may be linked to cancer. Nancy Bushika acknowledged an email from Ms. Deller indicating that they had not received permission from all adjacent land owners and if they did not obtain it soon, they would only be working on their own land. The Selectboard encouraged any other residents with questions to contact Mary-Beth Deller at (802) 767-4261 x 5524 or mdeller@fs.fed.us. The Forest Service will also be holding a public meeting in the next 1-2 years to review the forest-wide decisions previously made and recommends that those interested should attend. (Emphasis by StamfordVT.org)