Unlike you guys who wouldn't seem to care if our country became a paved desert.
Speaking of deserts, more than one desert is a national or state park. I can think of the Great Sand Dunes of the top of my head, as I hiked to their summit last week. Yes I don't give a flip about mother nature... that's why I spend my paid vacation days there
On forests that are supposed to be PROTECTED from human intervention
Yes and if you couldn't tell, we've spent the last century protecting
them to death. We've disrupted the natural fire cycle in so many parts of the remaining forests that dropping a warm Marbrol will burn down half of Colorado. I could probably backpack the Rocky Mountain National Forrest without touching the ground there is so much fuel in some places.
You know for a fact that if these areas are opened to logging that it won't just be tree-thinning. It'll be clear-cutting.
And you are certain of this why? This article is about road construction, and does not mention a single word on the size, scope, and location of any
possible logging. And speaking of roads.. when I visited Rocky Mountain National Forest last week, there was quite a bit of road construction.
Those who belittle someone for expressing their feeling and beliefs are the true idiots.
Yes, I'm an idiot for not buying someone's over concern that a double-wide sidewalk will spell the end of the Forest service
Coming from someone who has spent over 106 days (yes I just counted) of camping, canoeing, backpacking, fishing, and climbing, in locations such as the Boundry Waters, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountains, Yosimite, and countless others.. I laugh at some of the people who freak out when they understand so little of an almost incomprehensible ecosystem. Our forest are screwed and if something is not done soon they are going to be burned to a toast. It's a time bomb, it won't necessarily happen all at once, but fire after fire will leave us with nothing more than charred dirt and a firefighting bill.
Forest fire via mismanaged "protection" and clear-cut logging all means to the same end- no forest. But we've got another option, selective logging. It is not the perfect solution but it is by far the lesser of two evils. Forest restoration will take decades.. but if it burns to the ground it will take centuries. You decide.
I have a three post per topic limit. You're welcome to have the last word.