Development is a lot worse than clear cutting.
"I used to live in Oregon and I saw what clear cutting did to the forest," she said.
Too many years of clear cutting and abuse of the forest led to the destruction of the land.
If that were still the rate of clear cutting, all the tropical evergreen forest would be gone in about 60 years.
Most of the land it passes through is undeveloped although there has been extensive clear cutting in the upper reaches.
The only way to harvest these trees is clear cutting, messy as it seems in photographs.
Greenup County's land is still predominantly covered by forest with minimal clear cutting of the old forests.
Controversy has arisen in recent decades about forest management practises which have included clear cutting.
Of greatest concern was forest conservation and the prevention of excessive clear cutting.
Today, forests in the East are recovering from the clear cutting of the early and mid-20th century.