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By Beth Daley, Globe Staff | April 22, 2010

Massachusetts is more than quadrupling the amount of forested state land that is off-limits to commercial logging and will sharply limit the use of clear-cutting, according to a plan announced yesterday.

The new policy, the most significant change in state forest management in decades, reflects the growing use of public land in Western Massachusetts for recreation, and was adopted after an outcry about logging practices on some of those properties.

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