Victory For Forest Health
Federal investigators recently
concluded the Forest Service acted properly in felling hazardous
trees in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, bringing to a
quiet end a probe loudly sought by congressional Democrats based
on complaints filed by Save America’s Forests and local group
The Giant Sequoia Trees are truly monumental, some having been
around since before Christ. There is grave danger of them being
incinerated due to many surrounding dead & dying trees caused by
a hundred years of fire suppression combined with decades of
lawsuits blocking active management filed by anti groups.
Fortunately the Forest Service decided to clear dead trees in a
small area around some of the most special Giant Sequoias trees
on the Trail of 100 Giants, but even after the project was done,
with excellent results, the anti’s complained. They claimed
Giant Sequoia trees had been chopped down, but investigators
found this as well as all their other allegations to be untrue.
Thousands of miles away a federal judge rejected an attempt by
the New Hampshire Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and the
Center for Biological Diversity to halt two logging operations
in White Mountain National Forest. It came down to wanting the
judge to intervene while the anti groups succeeded in making the
logging operations unprofitable through delay.
Meanwhile in Humboldt County the owner of the local logging
company hiked in to deliver his message to tree sitters who
protested logging there for decades. “Come down out of the sky.”
He told them ”The war is over”. After he explained the logging
companies sustainable plan for renewable tree harvesting, tree
sitters abandoned their perches in favor of a truce to allow
logging of as much timber as the forest produces each year while
leaving the old growth untouched.
Now that loggers and tree sitters have ended the war, perhaps
through public pressure anti groups can be persuaded to drop
their swords and stop filing lawsuits which are incinerating
our forest & wildlife while costing taxpayers billions. Find out how
we can promote better stewardship of the land at:
The future of our forests are at stake.
Stewards of the Sequoia
Division of CTUC 501c3 non profit
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your local paper-Thanks