December 3, 2017
Are we making America great yet? #Resist #SavetheEarth
My house was hit by a landslide that was brought about by too much logging.
This has been going on for decades…not a new problem. Look at Yosemite vs Hetch Hetchy, another sad story.
I guess it’s who is defining great – if you love money, and you’re rich, America’s going to be great! If you love the planet, or people who are just getting by (and people who aren’t getting by), then no. America is heartless.
I get that cutting down trees looks dramatic and devastating, but it isn’t always bad! It allows for greater genetic diversity which allows the ecosystem to be more resilient to disease and invasive species. It also allows for smaller plants to grow to develop a different habitat for ground dwelling organisms while the younger trees grow back. Timber harvesting is a great forest management practice if done responsibly and sustainably. And considering I can see the tree line in the bottom pic, it doesn’t look bad for the forest! Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong on that status of the pictured forest. -a forestry student and future forester
It seems to me that the majority, perhaps due to lack of education, have chosen to give America and our environment away. The future has never looked so bleak or unsettling. The “Wrestle Mania” attitude is winning. 😩
how do we fight this? 1 – strongly protest directly to your reps about this kind of thing going on in your forests (especially federal land!). 2 – use less paper in all forms. recycle what you do use. buy post-consumer recycled products. 3 – buy paper products made from hemp & other non-tree sources. tell your reps you want more of them. (do you know why hemp-to-paper is illegal? because of the logging industry lobby.)
4 – talk to other people about doing the above.
Jan Elyse Taylor:That’s completely true…unless you’re talking about Old Growth Forest, that supports a very different web and is essentially un-replaceable. At 1000 years, I suspect ANPS is referring to the latter.
😠 says everyone sitting on wooden furniture, storing items in wooden cabinets inside a wood frame house. While sending protests written on paper inserted in paper envelops. 😢 double edged sword.
Inflammatory post. These before and after photos are likely not the same location, but that might not be the point. The before photo could be a 150 yr or less aged forest on the west coast. Show us the rings on the stumps to prove the ten centuries.
Soon we will have more rich individuals but no shade and limited oxygen as it will take years to reestablish what we so greedily and carelessly destroy.we will eventually be the ones who destroy ourselves.Think of all the animals who are extinct and WE are not far behind as our disregard for nature will effect our future.🕷😾🐻🐶🦊🐔🐒🐸🐣🐺🐞🐝
This picture is meant to illicit anger, but without context I think it only hurts your credibility! And I truly support AltNPS. There’s no info on where, when and who this is reporting.
Why do the wealthy have such a destructive desire. Are they so bored and pathetic finding out that wealth does not bring happiness that they have to destroy as much as they can? Some kind of extreme tantrums….
Who is running this page? You are absolutely extremists. All you do is rile up the far left. You are accomplishing nothing other than that. If your intentions were to really make a difference, then you would be going about this a much different way. Best of luck to you, you’re going to need it.
Come on, we grow trees to harvest. Those trees in the “1000 years) aren’t old growth. Please stop with the propaganda. We re-plant, because trees are renewable resource.
1000 years to grow a second growth forest?? I’m all for preserving old growth but come on, at least show actual old growth being cut…
I was in the Northwest this summer and drove through some of the oldest forests in the country. We hiked in redwoods, and rainforest, places I would grieve to see cut and destroyed. We also saw places where trees had been clear cut, but already replanted. Responsible foresting is the only way to do it. That goes for anything that destroys virgin areas and then doesn’t fix it, be it coal, oil, or metals. It can’t be left as a bleeding scar.
the volcano Mt Helens destroyed sq miles in minutes producing a terrible looking scene & little usable lumber. Nature does a good job of destroying without human help.
Except my understanding is most of the logging companies understand they need more trees to stay in business and thus actually try to keep the ecosystems healthy
There is nothin uglier than clear cut logging. Even when they replant, it takes decades to grow. Flying from Portland to Bend it’s just a large patchwork.
Do a graphic illustration that shows what the Kaiparowits, from 50 Mile Road, will look like if they allow the coal mining to go through. Please.
No, is the answer. Taking care of the earth, fellow citizens, and caring in speech and actions is what makes America great. Too bad our current elected people don’t understand that!
1000 years?! Try 60 – 80. Educate yourselves. Yes, preserve the remaining old growth, and it is, but working forests are essential for the world. Oh, and, TREES GROW BACK!
I lived in the NW in the late 70s and early 80s. There was only about 10% Old Growth timber left then…and they are still cutting what’s left now. Wood products and forestry companies continue to cut trees far faster than they can grow the trees or wood fiber. Also, MANY of the Forest Service logging contracts are sold below market value, shipped overseas, milled, and then sold back to the US market at high market values.
We need massive replanting of trees. We need to keep these douchbags out of our old growth RedWoods, and slow growing eastern deciduous forests.
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