Forest Certification (Long

Larry Caldwell larryc at
Thu Aug 20 03:41:23 EST 1998

In article <35D05AF0.4466 at>, dstaples at 
> Who, Me?  I found the document to have several statements that I find
> less than attractive, I was going to underline those parts for comment,
> but decided to post it without comment.

Certification doesn't seem to be a viable option for the small forest 
owner in the PNW.  When you only see one harvest on a piece of 
land in your lifetime, sustainability is a nice buzzword that is 
pretty much meaningless.  However, the large timber companies have large 
enough holdings that sustainability is pretty much automatic.  If the 
market ever starts demanding "green" timber, somebody will start cutting 
it.  :)

-- Larry

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