Tag Archives: Forest Management

EDITORIAL: “Too much dead and dying material” in California’s forest

The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that many environmentalists now agree mismanagement has played a major role in the carnage and devastation wrought by the Golden State wildfires. To wit: Longstanding limitations on logging, along with federal fire … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby Burn!

Speaking on the gross mismanagement of the Dixie National Forest that has resulted in the current Brian Head Fire, Representative Noel will forever be enshrined with the creation of the term “rock-lickers” which is so appropriate and accurate that it … Continue reading

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Message to new president on our dying forests

Specifically, the intention of the Forest Reserves was “to improve and protect the forest within the reservation…securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United … Continue reading

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UC Merced Expert: Forest Thinning Could Free Up Water, Reduce Fire Risk

…years of fire suppression have left much of the Sierra overgrown with small trees that consume a lot of water. Not only that. The years of understory fuel build up cause wildfires to burn very hot and the fire to … Continue reading

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Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone? The Forest Service and BLM embark on revising the iconic plan and may allow more logging.

The original Northwest Forest Plan was a product of the long-standing conflict between timber harvesting and environmental concerns, often oversimplified as “jobs vs. owls.” The moron that wrote this wouldn’t think it was too “oversimplified” had it been his job. … Continue reading

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