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Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest
Boston Herald ^ | June 25, 2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 10:25:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — More than 75 scientists are appealing to President Barack Obama to create a policy for preserving old-growth forest.

The U.S. and Canadian scientists sent a letter to the president on Wednesday urging the U.S. Forest Service to draw up plans to conserve ecosystems distinguished by old trees, accumulations of dead woody material and diversity of plant life. Most are found in the Pacific Northwest or Southeast Alaska.

The scientists urge Obama to manage old-growth forest for conservation instead of timber production.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: dictator; environment; obama
Barry the Dictator targets the timber industry.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 10:25:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

accumulations of dead woody material .....aka TINDER!!

what geniuses


2 posted on 06/25/2014 10:27:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s set a bunch of illegals in there too, natural habitat and such for them to run around in.
Like a terrarium.
Send some wolves, cougar, and grizzlies, maybe a polar bear or two to preserve endangered or threatened species.
Then shake the jar and watch ‘em all fight.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 10:29:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Worst idea to come along in a day or two from this bunch.

Trees and timber are a natural resource that replenishes itself when properly managed. The “scientists” are out of their minds with this request and, I have no doubt odumbo will support their request since he too has lost what mind he had.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 10:32:08 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

contending that we need to leave dead trees laying around......as fuel for firestorms...is really ludicrous..

the area these “scientists” are recommending for “protection” wont be the last.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 10:34:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another nail for the "No Humans Allowed" coffin.
Conservation does not mean neglect.
We need to be caretakers of the woods, that means maintenance, or we will lose it all in the next fire.

6 posted on 06/25/2014 10:35:55 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I need a mile-long line of environmental whacoes, gay pride groups, and race mongrels leading up to the White House holding their “executive order request” forms for Obama’s signature.all they have to do is convince the community organizer that the people need managing and the conservatives will hate it, and he’ll sign it. It’s out of control.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 10:36:42 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Old Growth is a Misnomer, as if it was this ancient sacred thing, given Nature to it’s own devices it would eventually burn down in a forest fire killing all the wittle animals....

We should be able to cut down trees in thin strips across the forest working from one side of the forest to the other slowly and and in these fire breaks burn the un-usable branches and what not simulating the NATURAL forest fire cycle while at the same damned time harvesting wood...

And if you want to get all “Green Peace and Gore Bull Warming” you can bury the damned wood in a salt mine to “sequester carbon” if you really damned well want to....


8 posted on 06/25/2014 10:39:44 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: DaveA37

Clear Cutting = BAD!

Farming the Forest = GOOD!!!

Hell younger trees actually ABSORB MORE CO2 from the damned air than old growth....

Why?

Because they GROW at a faster RATE!!!!!

Farm the damned forest in rows and sections based off toloplogical maps and planned wood harvesting and planned controled fires to simulate the narutal forest fire patterns....

I like to sequester carbon in houses....


9 posted on 06/25/2014 10:42:13 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Old growtg forests are deserts.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: MeshugeMikey
contending that we need to leave dead trees laying around......as fuel for firestorms...is really ludicrous..

But that dead and rotting wood is critical habitat for rare and endangered fungi, insects & other arthropods, molds, and viruses. It is critically important to save that critical habitat. /sarc

11 posted on 06/25/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cut and use the old growth, the new will get old soon enough!

Use an ecologist for fuel!


12 posted on 06/25/2014 11:03:17 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: kickstart

Deserts? I think they call these rain forests.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Known fact - as trees get older, they emit MORE CO2 than they collect.

Known fact - a mono culture (trees all the same age/species) is not how nature works. There is age diversity either thru damaged trees, fire or harvesting,


14 posted on 06/25/2014 11:24:14 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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Hug a logger.
You’ll never go back to trees.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 11:25:40 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
But that dead and rotting wood is critical habitat for rare and endangered fungi, insects & other arthropods, molds, and viruses. It is critically important to save that critical habitat. /sarc

Owls, don't forget owls.

Did you know that in the northwest the Forest Service/Fish & Wildlife Service employs hunters to kill barred owls to protect their sub-species cousins, the spotted owl? Barred owls are bigger and more aggressive and can mate with the spotted owl, but if left unchecked will take over their territory. To prevent that, the federal government actually pays hunters to kill those beautiful birds in the interest of preventing spotted owl disappearance. As with windmills killing golden eagles and thousands of other birds each year, the enviro-nutter agenda trumps common sense in so many ways today.

16 posted on 06/25/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder how much weight the administration would give a petition by 700 lumbermen to convert those old-growth forests into toilet paper.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 11:38:42 AM PDT by IronJack
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“Scientists” have become the new age priests that all must bow their will to, same as the religious leaders of the dark ages. Ignore the fact that these “scientists” are bought and paid for by grant money streams in the hidden political power structure. It’s all manipulation of public opinion. How dare you high school diploma only citizen question a SCIENTIST!?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barry the Dictator targets ALL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

(Whites and Christians first)


19 posted on 06/25/2014 11:56:06 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I am chagrined to admit that I no longer feel great sympathy for those caught in the cauldron of WILDFIRES.
The eco-nuts preventing the clear cutting of fire-breaks, the clearing of fallen timber (read FIRE FUEL) and other proven methods of either preventing firestorm disasters or at least minimizing their annual destruction.
Why do people put up with such a thing as the “Annual wildfire SEASON?”
Forest fires are indeed part of nature, but there are things that can alleviate the destruction to populated areas.
The victims are told to rebuild that which they lost for “such a good and noble cause.” Stupidity rules the day.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 12:34:38 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just let it rot.. Don’t even pretend to care.

Or just bulldoze it and build golf courses..

He might show a little interest.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 1:17:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Trees and timber are a natural resource that replenish themselves when properly managed. What odumbo and his “scientists” want to do is not properly managing. Bad idea!


22 posted on 06/25/2014 2:41:40 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Stupidity rules the day. INDEED!

Dr. Bill Wattenburg....radio personality....nuclear scientist...etc..etc.. has been predicting the destruction of the area around Lake Tahoe soon...due to the eco maniacs insistence on leaving tons of dead wood on the forest floor

Id really hate to see that. WHO do WE sue ???


23 posted on 06/25/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ApplegateRanch

SAVE THE ENDANGERED MOLD!!!!......

such people as those who would actually consider that a reasonable “battle cry”..dont seem to give a hoot about Endangered Humans and Human Habitat


24 posted on 06/25/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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