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Logging Is Beneficial When It Is Done Right

Guest Column


September 9, 2019

Recently with the U.S. Forest Service’s planned changes to the environmental rules regarding logging and public input/comment processes, readers have expressed concern over timber harvesting on public lands. Perhaps some historical view of nature and the environment is in order.

I have worked in federal and state conservation services for 44 years, and as such, have gained a tremendous respect for the conservation of all natural resources, both on public and private lands.

First, one must look at the definition of “conservation” of natural resources versus preservation of natural r...

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