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    Salvage Logging

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    Salvage Logging Proponents: Legislators and the timber industry Opponents: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) Legislators have defined "salvage logging" as the act of logging unhealthy forest stands, considered to have a probability of experiencing extreme insect and disease infestation of catastrophic fire. However, no scientific consensus exists for describing an unhealthy forest, predicting or classifying catastrophic fire event, or classifying the resultant damage

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    Analysis of the Logging Industry

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    Have you ever wondered where all of the products made of wood came from? How about all of the lumber that you use when you build something in your own backyard? Well, recently I have grown interested in the logging industry. The life style of a lumberjack is very intriguing to me. I find the places they work to the actual type of work they do to be very appealing. Honestly, I am not very sure where my interest for this topic came from, but I do know one thing, and that is that without the industry

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    History of the Logging Industry

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    Logging Logging in america started out as a means to harvest wood for shipbuilding in the 1600’s for the british royal navy, and is considered one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. At first the major use of lumber was for ship building, but with the spring of the industrial revolution, demand increased. Towards the 20th century the midwest timber supply dwindled, so the pacific northwest came out on top as the center of the logging industry. When it started the men who cut timber were called

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    Clear Cut Logging and Other Options Have you ever awakened on a beautiful sunny morning in the Southwest planning on going for a hike in the Cascade Mountains, but when you arrive at your destination there are only stumps? This is the result of clear-cut logging. The negative aspects of logging, by far, outweigh the benefits. Clear-cut logging is the practice of harvesting all the trees in a specifically marked area. Another logging method is a selective cut which is the harvesting

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    I walk along the narrow logging road, scuffing my feet in the four inch dust. I am delighted to see my dad's big, green skidder, a machine used to drag logs from the woods to the road, up ahead, hopping over stump after stump. I scan the small, freshly-cut patch of aspen trees, lying in the luscious bed of fallen leaves. In his skidder, my dad carefully backs up to the butts of the trees and grabs them up in one skillful sweep of the giant grapple. The huge machine gently speeds to a constant

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    Logging on Public Land Must be Restricted

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    canvas of green for miles. The Mark Twain National Forest. As I turned my head however, the canvas of green became more like a patchwork quilt. One square mile of forest, another square mile of nothing except stumps and slash, the waste products of a logging clear-cut. The loggers had taken what they needed and left, allowing nature to take over where they left off, to start again from nothing. As I walked down the hill from my perch I noticed the roads which were made of dirt and were marked with

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    Logging on Public Lands: A Chainsaw Massacre As long as humans have lived in forested areas, they have cut down trees for lumber and/or to clear space for agricultural purposes. However, this practice has resulted in the destruction and near extinction of our national forests. Today, fewer than five percent of our country's original forests remain (Thirteen) and the U.S. Forest Service continues to allow more than 136,000 square miles to be logged each year (Byrant). Even more alarming, is the

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    Illegal Logging Effecting Earth

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    Introduction: Illegal logging occurs throughout every region of the Earth whether a vulnerable region such as the smaller countries in the Amazon Basin, Southeast Asia, or Central Africa along with more developed areas such as North America, the Russian Frontier, and Europe. Illegal logging is defined as harvesting, transporting, purchasing, or selling timber in violation of national law. Illegal logging includes collecting woods that are located in protected areas, distributing threatened plant

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    Logging

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    features that occur in the valley include limestone caves, tannin-stained Styx River, and several waterfalls. Now to the bad news… Most of the giants of the Styx are threatened by logging. Between 300 and 600 hectares of the Styx Valley are logged each year. The main form of logging is clear felling and burning. The logging operations proceed by cutting down all the large timber and bulldozing the rest. The useful timber, primarily destined for woodchips, is removed and the area is then bombed from

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    extremely large profits in the mass deforestation of forests, namely tropical forests. Due to the profitability of our natural resource; timber, the government and other lumber companies want to make a quick buck by cutting corners in logging. According to Butler (2010), logging, which is generally excluded in deforestation figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization, is responsible for the widespread of fore... ... middle of paper ... ...y/19581-084680b1f4663ce1329be71aae32b1903.pdf Nilsson

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    toward sustainable forestry management. Unfortunately, poverty has driven people in developing countries to clear-cut large tracts of land, while instability and corruption have rendered developing country governments powerless to stop illegal logging and trade in illegal forest products. The results have been staggering. The World Resources Institute recently reported that tropical regions have been deforested at an alarming rate of 1% annually since 1985; in some countries, the rate has spiraled

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    Bon Iver

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    This… This is the chaotic nature of deforestation. Deforestation is a serious global issue that must be stopped, or at least curbed before it’s too late. It refers to the destruction of naturally occurring forests for our resource convenience such as logging and mining operations. Many will argue that deforestation is essential for human development throughout the world, yet they are ignorant of another world that exists on our Earth: the tribal world. Deforestation is worth taking time to solve because

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    blue whales (pg. 16). Taking down these behemoths was an incredibly daunting task to even the most experienced of loggers, and was often fatal. Throughout this novel, Vaillant effectively portrays the struggles and sacrifices made by those in the logging industry just

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    The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils Clearcut deforestation is done for a variety of different purposes. Frequently, sites owned by lumber companies are clearcut, replanted, fertilized, and maintained to keep a cyclic supply of lumber of uniform species, size, and age. Some lumber companies claim that in their tree harvesting practices can raise mature lumber in forty years (Wood, 1971), while most tree harvesting is on 70-100 year cycles. Deforested

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    is arguing. In her piece "Not Seeing the Forest for the Dollar Bills," she takes an almost infantile approach to the logging industry and the concept of clear cutting. The monetary motivations behind the logging industry is her explanation for clear cutting, trying to portray the logging industry as a cold money making machine. This of course neglects the fact that the reason logging generates capital is because the world needs wood. There are several economic and environmental issues that are considered

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    in the 1800s, they discovered that coniferous trees “forty feet in circumference [that] shot two-hundred feet straight up” flourished in the forests of the Pacific coast (Ervin 55). These early pioneers found the opportunity for economic growth in logging these vast forests of towering trees unlike any they had seen before. Today, the timber industry still remains the backbone of economic support for Washington, Oregon, and northwestern California, but an inevitable conflict has arisen between humans

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    Timber Industry in Whatcom County

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    “Coniferous Tree Species that are Dominant in Washington” n.d. Washington Forest Protection Association. http://www.wfpa.org/forest-policy/washington-forests/tree-species/ Wilma, D. “John Dolbeer invents the donkey engine and revolutionizes logging in August 1881.” History Link 2003, March 1st http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5331 (accessed April 28, 2014)

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    Forests and trees keep our planet cool, but every year more forests are being destroyed than preserved. Deforestation is a large contributor to animal extinction through loss of habitat and global warming through loss of natural carbon sinks. As of 2016, about half of the world’s land has been deforested and about 18 million acres of forest are lost per year. This is substantial because deforestation will devastate the animal kingdom and significantly impact our future children. The government can

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    The Lonesome Warrior

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    The human race has a relentless obsession with making any sizable profit to the point where we ignore all rational thinking. At the heart of any decision, greed is almost always the motive. Throughout history, we have driven countless species into extinction such as the Atlantic salmon and Atlantic cod for the sake of trade profits. By this profit-driven rational, is it okay to state the argument that as long as one stands to make a profit, who cares whether a species goes extinct or not? There is

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    Saving the Old Growth Forests

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    Saving the Old Growth Forests America’s Old Growth Forests are an endangered resource that is quickly disappearing. The ancient forests are being unnecessarily wasted, and are growing smaller and smaller with each passing moment. Because the logging industry and the organizations in control of much of the remaining old growth (approx. 5%) are failing to see its value from an ecological/spiritual perspective, the children of tomorrow may never gaze upon the history of today if we do not take a

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