[pct-l] Logging

Mike Flannigan mikeflan at att.net
Sun Aug 19 12:28:30 CDT 2018

Hey, wait a minute.  That sounds like some independent
thought.  I'm sure somebody has stepped up to squash
that by now :-)

I don't know the answer, but bringing in people from
20+ states and getting all the helicopters in the area
to put out the fire ASAP, may not be the correct answer.
But the people who think they want that answer are the
squeaky wheels.


On 8/19/2018 12:00 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
> I?ve deleted this paragraph, but I?m going to put it back in. Just thinking out loud okay? Walking thru the Norse Peak burn (really destitute and ugly) and with the onset of the megafires each year, made me wonder if we should allow more logging. There?s a forest ecologist from Oregon State U. giving a Ted Talk on youtube about this, explaining controlled fires are what the Indians used to do. Before white men started their policy of always putting out forest fires, old photos show forests with trees of many different sizes, and more open meadows. Now the forests have trees that are all identical in size. He says allowing a little more logging would help cut down on fires, and money raised could be used to manage our forest better.

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