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Land management act hurts environment (Enviroreasonable alert)
The Daily Journal (San Mateo County, CA) ^ | Wednesday Feburary 4, 2009 | Justin Wickett

Posted on 02/04/2009 9:04:43 AM PST by Navy Patriot

Whoever said that money doesn’t grow on trees was dead wrong. For years, my grandfather harvested and sold old-growth Redwood timbers to saw mills scattered throughout California’s Santa Cruz mountains. But that was before environmentalism went mainstream and the state introduced some of the world’s toughest rules and regulations to govern the logging industry.

Gone are the monstrous bulldozers of my grandfather’s years that dragged felled virgin trees over the forest floor, destroying habitats and neglecting streams and rivers in their paths. Today, California’s timber harvest operations rely on a system of checks and balances. Registered foresters, technology-savvy loggers and enforcement personnel work together to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Yet despite the industry’s complete overhaul, environmentalists still portray logging as antiquated. We seem to forget that our logging industry is one of the most regulated, sophisticated and experienced in the world. Instead of promoting healthy, selective and sustainable logging practices within our borders, we choose to restrict them.

And therein lies the problem. Environmentalists have drastically reduced domestic logging without successfully promoting alternatives to wood products.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: endangered; logging; wood
Some sanity from a young university student.

The Daily Journal is a leftie local that doesn't think they are leftie.

1 posted on 02/04/2009 9:04:43 AM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

A recent This Old House video talked about how the house they are building uses lumber from land that is owned by a Mass. township. The land was a farm in 1900 but now it is a forest, due to the loss of New England farms and cattle. The town clears the hiking paths and they allow lumber for local housing to be cut. Now my question is if it is OK to do this for PBS or for New England, what is wrong with doing the same thing in the WEST? Now I remember they are democRATS and they make rules for the common folks but don’t follow them in their daily lives.

2 posted on 02/04/2009 10:03:45 AM PST by q_an_a ( that is right not out in public in the media in mailing to citizens their)
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To: q_an_a
Now I remember they are democRATS and they make rules for the common folks but don’t follow them in their daily lives.

More than that it is about communist rural cleansing.

Rats need to make it impossible to make a living in rural areas, as rurals are most likely to be able to survive on the land without the government after the crash and unending depression.

Communists must remove them from the land and force them into cities where they will be absolutely dependent on government for day to day survival.

The commies want to preempt the resistance.

3 posted on 02/04/2009 10:13:23 AM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate, makes a Marxist President.)
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