EF! Fined $1million in Idaho

Don Baccus donb at rational.com
Mon Feb 24 22:46:02 EST 1997

In article <5emd34$3bs at glisan.hevanet.com>, wbg <wbg at hevanet.com> wrote:

>Au contraire - over the past several decades, at least in the West, the 
>number planted has exceeded the number cut by a comfortable margin. Of 
>course the newly planted aren't "Old Growth".

Only because they're planting a lot of little trees to replace fewer
big trees.

Fewer ACRES have been replanted than have been cut - there's a big
(and, IMO, unforgivable) replanting backlog.  Speeding the pace to
reduce that backlog has been one of the side-effects of the whole
spotted owl situation - those NW Congresscritters who paid little
attention to getting sufficient funds to clear the backlog for along
time suddenly got religion.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <donb at rational.com>
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