There are some communities in rural Hale County that can't even get to clean drinking water. Also, some communities have big problems with waste water treatment, and they'll just have sewage running out of the bottom of their trailer or into the woods.

Not only will it provide locals a new income and draw tourism, but it will show people that this forest is an asset to us. They can make more money in this forest the way it is than if they cut it down to grow sweet potatoes.