Kerry's forest ideas out of step with sound ecosystem management

Dano wxdano9 at
Sat Jul 31 20:46:07 EST 2004

brutus at (Fresno Farms) wrote in message news:<10evaprqkj5ru3c at>...
> On Wed, 07 Jul, Larry Caldwell>
> > hcf32:
> > > 2) If a conifer problem, is it possible that extreme fire supression
> > > mainly have been promoted by the timber industry.
> That's exactly what happened.  Remember those old Smokey Bear
> ads? 
> > Your question doesn't parse, but I assume you are asking if you can 
> > blame the timber industry for the current flammable condition of public 
> > forests, or perhaps if it was the timber industry that promoted fire 
> > suppression?  
> > 
> > The sorry condition of public forests is due to ignorance and neglect on 
> > the part of the land owner.  The federal government did not even start 
> > replanting logged-over areas until about 1970,
> I'm personnaly aware of USFS employees replanting trees in the
> 30's or 40s.  I'm also aware of public drives such as "Penny
> Pines" to fund replanting before that. 

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Finally. Someone who knows more than one narrow subject on this board.
Where are the biologists when you need them?


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