Monday, June 03, 2013
Forest Service And Loggers Can Restore Forest Health
The Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama presidents (and the U.S. Congress from 1970 until today) have failed to provide laws and policies that would have allowed the U.S. Forest Service to properly manage the national forests, using full sustainable timber harvest to promote maximum long-term health of forests, wildlife habitats, soil and water quality and the atmosphere itself. Nor can the Forest Service adequately provide forest products and jobs. All these benefits having been mandated by the 1898 Organic Administrative Uses Act and the 1960 Multiple use — Sustained Yield Act.