EF! Fined $1million in Idaho

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Thu Nov 14 23:42:35 EST 1996

Joseph Zorzin wrote:
> Steve Shook wrote:
> > I'm not quite clear about your "And those commy pinko liberal tree
> > hugging faggot femminazzi environmentalists" comment??? Please
> > explain.....
> That's just my sick sense of sarcasm - since this seems to be the
> attitude of many like Rush Limbaugh- that an environmentalist is another
> dirty word, an unAmerican like the other types in my statement. <G>
> Hey, I personally have conducted CLEAR CUTS. But I appologise to the
> tree spirits. <G>
> I've always disliked this division between the "natural resource
> professionals" and the so called environmentalists. When I got out of
> forestry school I didn't have a job for a few years and spent most of my
> time hiking with Peterson field guides and came to think of myself as a
> naturalist more than a forester. But then I did find work in forestry so
> I can see both sides of these issues. There has to be a meeting of the
> minds without the insults and branding one side as fascist land raper
> and their allies the gun nuts and the other side as pinko tree huggers.
> That's immature and idiotic.
> Part of the problem is that the education of natural resource
> professionals is much too limited- giving them little sense of nature as
> anything but a factory to be managed like an auto plant. I know many
> foresters who barely know that wilflowers or birds exist. Most forestry
> schools brainwash their students into this factory mindset- leaving them
> incapable of a normal conversation with the biologists and other
> environmental types.
> And of course many enviromentalists assume that cutting trees or hunting
> is highly immoral, violent and without redeeming value.
> At this time I'm working on my webb page where I will discuss the need
> for a fusion of these 2 "schools of thought"- and without such a fusion
> this "cold war" will continue.

I'll buy that, my point in other discussions.  The environmentalist and the forester are 
not that far apart in philosophy, worlds apart in application.  I look forward to the 
time (probably long after I have been forced to quit the woods) when true long term 
management is available and practiced.

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