Department of Forestry Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Herbicide Spray Rules Hearing Records
.75 cubic feet
Arrangement: by type of record
Hearing transcripts are arranged chronological by hearing date
Exhibits are arranged numerically by exhibit number
Series documents public hearings held by the Forestry Department to assess public opinion about herbicide use administrative rules, particularly the pesticide 2,4,5-T. Records include hearing transcripts, exhibits, and an index to testimony and exhibits. Most of the series centers around the environmental impact versus the economic benefit of using 2,4,5-T to defoliate scrub forests. Subjects include herbicide use; 2,4,5-T; defoliation; environmental groups; ecological impacts of herbicide use; forest economics, and herbicide use laws.