Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Salvage Logging Ruse

"Report calls for massive logging

This spring, the board of commissioners in Douglas County, northeast of Siskiyou National Forest, ponied up $25,000 for a study of the potential benefits of salvage logging. The fast-track study by four faculty members at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry was led by John Sessions, a professor of forest engineering. No biologists served on the study team.

Environmentalists call the Sessions approach “forestry from the dark ages,” and many take issue with the proposal for using industrial forest techniques to create fast-growing conifer plantations in one of the planet’s most diverse temperate forests."

It's good piece from High Country News who I couldn't get too excited about my San Bernardino story, but I guess this is a precedent case, your classic up-is-down science from partisan industry people.

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