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I am a proud Virginia Tech alumnus. I also love Virginia Tech football, as evidenced by this website and the years I’ve spent happily covering the team. I haven’t missed a home game in four years. But this issue is indefensible and shameful.
They’re talking about destroying historic, old-growth forest for what? An indoor practice facility? What’s wrong with Rector field house and the two practice fields behind Lane Stadium? Not enough? What’s next? Personalized golf carts for each player to shuttle them back and forth?
Virginia Tech is a land grant university. We have a long history of agriculture and forestry, yet here we are talking about destroying one of the last remaining old-growth forests on the east coast. Something that once destroyed cannot be replaced, ever.