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Klamath National Forest Plucks Out Illegal Pot Grow Sites


Many kinds of plants grow in any national forest, but some of them don't belong there. Like cannabis grown illegally, which has been a huge problem in the region's forests for decades.

Now the Klamath National Forest claims to have eliminated all of the illegal grow sites within forest boundaries. If true, it is a law enforcement accomplishment and an environmental one as well, because the illegal pot sites tended to be highly toxic to the surrounding plants and animals.

Christopher Magallon is Patrol Captain for the KNF and Mourad Gabriel is Regional Wildlife Ecologist for the Forest Service; they are our guests.

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