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WranglerRog Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 07:08 AM
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8. I live in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest
in southern Missouri. Although the timber industry had been depressed for a few years it appears to be going full blown again. Some in the industry practice sustainable forestry but not nearly enough. Around here the forestry service will clear cut a section of forest and leave the rest. Supposedly trees are replanted but I've yet to see this happen. What we end up with is bare mountain tops and erosion. Many of the creeks are filling with gravel. Times past the counties would just scoop the creek gravel up for road work. Now that's been prohibited and they buy crushed gravel. So as I said the creeks fill up compounding the problem. The other major problem is that after they take the saw logs they just leave the tops. After a year or two this becomes what I quaintly call kindling. We've had several small brush fires burning 4 to 10 acres at a time but eventually we'll have a major forest fire. So much for "Healthy Forest Initiative".
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  -GOP pushing for more logging in national forests RiverStone  Oct-03-11 01:15 AM   #0 
  - Whatever happened to "tending the Garden?"  sakabatou   Oct-03-11 01:19 AM   #1 
  - Mother. Fuckers.  cliffordu   Oct-03-11 01:23 AM   #2 
  - Of course they are. Koch makes a lot of paper products.  No Elephants   Oct-03-11 01:29 AM   #3 
  - I think we are going to hear much more of this, as the Rethugs...  Zookeeper   Oct-03-11 01:41 AM   #4 
  - When every tree is gone and every river poisoned, they will see that you cannot eat money.  FarLeftFist   Oct-03-11 01:47 AM   #5 
  - "Screw the children and grandchildren. Sneer." - Repiblicons (R)  SpiralHawk   Oct-03-11 05:04 AM   #6 
  - The big timber companies don't want this  Kolesar   Oct-03-11 05:36 AM   #7 
  - I live in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest  WranglerRog   Oct-03-11 07:08 AM   #8 
  - Of course they want to do this - it benefits the 1%!  salin   Oct-03-11 07:22 AM   #9 
  - This is part of the ALEC agenda...  hue   Oct-03-11 08:16 AM   #10 
  - Good to know. Thanks. n/t  Zookeeper   Oct-03-11 08:07 PM   #15 
  - The fedgov owns 30% of all US land...  Cool Logic   Oct-03-11 11:54 AM   #11 
  - Reads like GOP/Rush talking points.  Kingofalldems   Oct-03-11 01:01 PM   #12 
  - Reads like Stingy Bureaucrat talking points...  Cool Logic   Oct-03-11 01:06 PM   #13 
  - National forests comprise 8.5% of all U.S. lands  tabasco   Oct-03-11 04:10 PM   #14 
  - They are. They are producing much more of economic value than stripping them of trees would.  saras   Oct-03-11 08:15 PM   #16 
  - More lumber to build more houses to foreclose on?  tonekat   Oct-03-11 10:14 PM   #17 

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