Greetings from the Bitterroot NF

Joe Zorzin abc at
Thu May 6 07:08:23 EST 2004

"Larry Harrell" <lhfotoware at> wrote in message
news:7a90c754.0405051917.131703ac at
> I've gotten a chance to tour our project areas here and I'm seeing
> that there is still plenty of work that needs to be done. Mainly it's
> the Douglas fir engraver beetle doing plenty of damage, with pockets
> of mortality peppering the forest here. Much of it will be on
> helicopter ground and it won't be lucrative but, it will keep some
> people working. What does look lucrative is the log home business
> around here.
> We're working with some of the locals and they are looking at
> continued downsizing. Of course, it's the field-going people who will
> be losing their jobs, as management will remain in place.

Oh, of course- the mgt. are the full human beings (ubermenschen) who
shouldn't have to suffer unemployment, like those serf field workers

I presume you don't have a family to tow along? Or, you just leave them back

Oh, I hear a helicopter flying low over my house- probably the SAF on a
bombing run. <G>

> It's pretty
> sad and I'm thinking that the forest will continue to suffer. As some
> of you know, the corporate headquarters for the Sierra Club has moved
> to Missoula (currently becoming "Californicized" with other corporate
> icons moving into the city). I did get to take a picture of a sign at
> the front door of a fairly remote market excluding "Earth Firsters".
> If you'd like a copy, I can send it off to ya.

Now, now- no picking on the tree huggers.

> The country around here is exceptionally beautiful and rugged and the
> wildlife is waking up from winter (a very mild one, snow-wise). We did
> see a moose today! We also saw three mountain goats yesterday. There
> are still a massive amount of dead trees from the fires almost
> everywhere you look.
> Larry,    travelling eco-forester
> PS Mr. LeMessurier, I can help you out with your website a little,
> supplying some pictures to illustrate some forestry basics and
> problems.I can't really send too many (or too big) pictures via
> e-mail. A CD-R is a possibility, too. All I ask is credit for each
> picture you use.

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