The debate

Al Stangenberger forags at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Sat Nov 15 13:06:39 EST 1997

Joseph Zorzin (redoak at wrote:

: What really is impossible to understand is why state governments don't
: MANDATE licensed foresters on logging jobs. Then if the job goes bad,
: it's the forester's fault and he/she can lose his/her license.

That's how it's done in California - all Timber Harvest Plans must be approved
by a Registered Professional Forester, and all sales on private land
are inspected for compliance with the Forest Practice Act by the CA Dept. of

There have been disciplinary actions against RPF's, and at least one license
revocation that I know of.

Al Stangenberger                      forags at            
Dept. of Env. Sci., Policy, & Mgt.    145 Mulford Hall # 3114
Univ. of California at Berkeley       Berkeley, CA  94720-3114
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