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Environmentalists, work with timber industry

Environmentalists, work with timber industry

In response to the AP article talking about a tree-sitter who is protesting because Sierra Pacific Industries is logging their property along the trail: Sierra Pacific didn’t have to grant an easement, but agreed to do so with the understanding that there would be future harvesting. Had SPI not allowed the easement to the public, people wouldn’t have been able to enjoy this section of trail. If this tree-sitter owned property, would he like someone to camp out in his yard and protest his right to responsibly manage his land?

Protesters need to make sure that they have their facts straight when it comes to the timber industry. I consistently see narrow-minded bias from anti-logging activists. The timber industry has come a long way in managing its property. The industry takes step to protect wildlife habitat and soil erosion. The industry is not out to destroy the land. Most of us enjoy fishing, camping and hiking in our forest. Why can’t the environmental community work with rather than against the timber industry?

Linda Ramsey


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