25' buffer around ponds
dstaples at livingston.net
Sat Aug 15 11:39:20 EST 1998
> What happens when we get REAL forester licensing that puts the power and
> control over administration of cutting plans with licensed consulting and
> industrial foresters? Do we then become quoters of SCRIPTURE and AGENTS OF THE
Licensing should remove the profession from state control. Put it under
a State Forestry Board, like the lawyers and their bar. If I am
licensed to practice in the state, why should some political forester
that possibly has not planted his/her first tree, cut his/her first
tree, or actually faced his first challenge on the land, control my
business? Why should a political hack control private business?
> Or would it be possible to have some more reasonable, flexible way to insure
> that good silviculture is practiced, wetlands are protected and so on? Some
> way that makes professional responsibility a reality.
When has a consultant not been responsibly for his work? We just cant
seem to accept the idea that we need to organize and eliminate the
forestry consultant that is not a forester, the logger that is a
forestry adviser and the dude with a chain saw 8 hours old and now a
professional what ever.
> I'd like to think that such would be possible, but I can imagine the current
> discrepancies between burro interpretations of the rules multiplied a hundred
> fold. It might drive loggers nuts.
Loggers should not be in the stew, unless also foresters, why weaken the
licensing act by inviting in non-foresters? The SAF did that with their
"associates", and now need to "certify" foresters. Used to be, a member
of the SAF was "certified".
> Maybe you have some dispute resolution committee and procedures to deal with
> problems of this nature. That might work.
Yup, just like the lawyers, out from under the control of the state.
I have pinned my hopes on the ACF, unfortunately, they sometimes fall
into the SAF mold when leadership faulters.
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