"What all you people need to do . . . is put on your boots and walk back in that area," he said.
Neighbors also worried that increased runoff into the nearby Pocatalico River would increase the chance of flooding.
Some 30 people expressed support for the plan, though some did so cautiously.
Clay Bailey, who is on the Kanawha County Extension Service Committee, said he thought the proposed timbering would be good for the camp if it funded a new pool.
"I think the positives outweigh the negatives," he said.
Kanawha County Extension Agent John Porter agreed.
"My side of it is that it's actually going to be beneficial to the property," he said. "When it's done responsibly, it's a good thing."
The 4-H Foundation took no action Monday night. Another public hearing will be held during the Kanawha County Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. July 10. The 4-H Foundation will make a decision on the proposal next week.
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