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Environmentalists Ready To Sue Over Sequoia Monument Plan

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on November 2, 2010 at 1:23 AM

Because the new plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument will allow some mechanical thinning but calls for no commercial logging environmentalists are set to sue.  The Miami Heralds links to this story from McClatchy Newspapers where environmental groups are quoted as opposing any cutting of any trees for apparently any reason on the Monument.  One activist is quoted as saying "I can't see how cutting large trees would restore this beautiful ecosystem."  Obviously, he does not appreciate how nature works and how dense old growth trees can choke out the new.  Either a chainsaw thins some now and again or mother nature will strike the entire landscape with fire.  Some people just don't get it.  You can read more about the revised plan and environmentalists threats here.


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Reply Timberati
06:40 PM on November 02, 2010
You're absolutely right. I'm amazed when the same folks who scream about global warming being backed by science, don't believe the science when it points to thinning for the health of the stand. I know some of the advisory members, they are very smart, but definitely not all forestry-types. If that group recommends thinning, it NEEDS thinning.

In my earlier days,I thought they might be merely ignorant and needed to learn the facts. I'm older and grumpier now. You can't fix stupid.