Where are the Extreme
It is sad that the rhetoric of
protecting our forests & leaving them better than we found them
is backed up with actions which will continue to harm them as
well as our economy.
of Mud remove topsoil from once forested
mountains after preventable Unnatural
After decades of following the
Sierra Clubs hands off management programs all we have to show
for it are matchstick forests & billions of dollars wasted
More than 1,700 wildfires have burned or are still burning our
overgrown forests across the state of California. A total of
667,863 acres have been burned in roughly one month during part
of June & July 2008, destroying 81 homes while threatening more
than 13,000. The costs are estimated to be greater than $500
million for this one month in one state.
Thankfully the rains came to help extinguish these massive
unnatural wildfires, but the godsend of rain caused massive
flooding. The denuded topsoil of our precious forests wash in
torrents down the mountains turning rivers into mud, killing
most remaining wildlife & devastating the watershed.
If we had actively managed our forests by thinning we could have
been promoting forest health & reducing the huge releases of so
called “Greenhouse gases” in these unnatural wildfires, creating
jobs, producing a renewable product, not to mention stopping the
hemorrhaging of our tax dollars in fighting preventable fires.
Sadly huge old growth trees & beautiful forested areas have been
incinerated along with much of the wildlife, including the
endangered & threatened species. They are unlikely to return in
our lifetime or our children’s lifetime.
Where are the outraged “enviros” such as the Sequoia
ForestKeepers & Sierra Club who could not allow the minimal
erosion from 10 acre logging projects? They are silent because
their lawsuits blocking much needed fuel reduction projects have
caused the destruction of our watershed/forests/wildlife &
Where is the political leadership demanding that our forest be
actively managed? What we get are more platitudes about
protection & legislation that really only promotes more
Perhaps the public will speak out & demand we actively manage
our forests while we can still save them. Otherwise expect more
of what we are getting now.
Stewards of the Sequoia
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