Stop National Forest Decline
The Washington Post comes out editorially in favor of much reduced cutting on United States National Forests. These lands are being rapaciously logged and are in systematic ecological decline. This is being done often at an economic loss. There are a number of essential actions that must be taken: ecosystem management must be more consistently practiced, no more road construction in wilderness areas, zero cut in remaining virgin forests, landscape planning to buffer and allow more pristine areas to remain so, and less intensive harvesting on secondary regrowth. These lands belong to the American people and not to the timber industry and their bureaucratic friends. Its nice to see mainstream media awakened to the widespread dramatic forest decline being paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
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