DEBATE OF '98- responsibilities of forest land owners

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Thu Apr 23 13:03:42 EST 1998


mcour at telxon.com wrote:
> 
> In article <199804231314.NAA22419 at fsp.fsp.com>,
>   tkellar at FSP.FSP.COM (Thomas Kellar) wrote:
> >
> > In my part of Ohio, the developers do whatever they wish, including
> > remove wetlands.  I guess this is a case of monetary democracy in
> > action.  You must not have enough money.
> >
> 
> The current legal requirement is that every acre of wetland destroyed must be
> replaced with 1.5 acres of new wetland, usually in the same watershed.  There
> are no loopholes, so if new development is in compliance, I bet that they
> created 1.5 acres of wetland in some less-visable area close to where you saw
> the development going in.  This takes a lot of money and is usually only done
> by developers when the potential value of the devlopment on the wetland far
> exceeds the potential cost of creating half-again as much new wetland
> somewhere else.
> 

Somehow, I just can't imagine engineers creating wetlands. I doubt they
know how and I doubt those wetlands will be stable like a "natural"
wetland.

The next thing you know there'll be a law saying you can take down a
mountain, as long as you build another one even bigger.

JZ



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