Lone Pine JB
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Brookville, PA
As a coonhunter, yes, it just plain sucks to see nice timber taken away.
As a forester, clearcuts or "overstory removals" are important tool for managing ecosystems. I don't want to get into the science too much on a forum, but please understand, the foresters are managing as best we know how. And most foresters are also hunters and genuinely care about wildlife.
Pennsylvania was mostly clearcut around 1900 era. It's grown back to beautiful forests today.
Timber prices have fallen like a rock in the past year, so many private landowners aren't selling right now. But the state and federal landowners continue to feed to industry. And we all use wood products every day,
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
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