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National attention’s finally on what we’ve been trying to say


September 20, 2017

We’re not sure if we should feel revolted or encouraged by the chatter we’re hearing out there about how our government needs to manage our forests better.

The environmental crowd has had its way in forest management for nearly 30 years now. They abhor logging and demean the logging industry, but they offer little in the way of alternatives to keep trees from growing bigger and bigger, and thicker and thicker, and becoming what one professional forest ecologist, quoted in a recent AP news report widely published throughout the state, called a “powder keg.”

As we slog our way thro...

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