Logging Essays

  • 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

  • Clear Cut Logging and Other Options

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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

  • Environment Essay: America Needs Responsible Logging

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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

  • Logging on Public Lands is Destroying Our Forests

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Proposal for a Sustainable Forestry Management Policy

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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

  • The Devastating Effects of Uncontrolled Deforestation in Malaysia

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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

  • Character Analysis Of John Vaillant In The Novel 'The Golden Spruce'

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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

  • The Importance Of Deforestation

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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

  • Management of Old-growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest

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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

  • 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

  • Investigating Temperature in Insulators

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    Investigating Temperature in Insulators Preliminary Investigation Question Which of the four materials acts as the best insulator when wrapped around a glass beaker which is filled with boiling water? Aim The aim of this investigation is to test four materials (polystyrene, fibre glass, cotton wool and bubble wrap), to see which one acts as the best insulator. The temperature of the boiling water and the material inside and outside will be taken at regular intervals by a data

  • Solutions to the Problem of Deforestation

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    Solutions to the Problem of Deforestation Personal: There are many things that one can do personally to rectify the problem of Deforestation. These include such things as using wood sparingly, planting indigenous trees, purchasing the most ecologically sensitive products, recycling paper, reducing consumption of wood related products, communicating your opinions to the proper authorities, calling on forestry companies to act responsibly, and more. Education, however is the most effective

  • Great Bear Rainforest

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    Great Bear Rainforest The controversy over logging, and more specifically clearcutting, is not a new issue in America. Ever since the 1920's and 1930's, when this nation started to become conscious of conservation, citizens have weighed the consequences of logging. Critics have questioned whether the increase in jobs, tax dollars, and economic growth was worth the destruction of forest lands. Regardless of what they believe today, the logging industry had become so efficient that by the late

  • The Spotted Owl, the Forest's Products Industry, and the Public Policy

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    Introduction A. The Spotted Owl B. Logging Industry II. Conflicts of Interest A. Economic needs 1.Unemployment B. Preservation Needs 1.Endangered Species Act 2.Special Interest Groups III. Resolutions A. Possible Solutions B. Eventual Outcome 1. Loss of Interest a. Other Species Demand Attention 2. Migration 3. Repopulation Abstract The spotted owl was seen as a symbol of all things environmental during the late 1980's and early 1990's. The logging industry was well on its way to

  • Deforestation of The Pacific Northwest

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    associated with the global problem of deforestation is the Pacific Northwest of the US. The problem can be broken down into several issues that all tie in together. These include the near extinction of the Northern Spotted Owl, the "business" aspect of logging versus the environmental aspect, and the role of the government in this problem. In 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed. This enabled the Dept. of Commerce and Dept. of the Interior to place species, either land or marine, as either

  • Deforestation Essay

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    often unclaimed—land. Logging, both legal and illegal, often follows road expansion (and in some cases is the reason for the road expansion). When loggers have harvested an area’s valuable timber, they move on. The roads and the logged areas become a magnet for settlers—farmers and ranchers who slash and burn the remaining forest for cropland or cattle pasture, completing the deforestation chain that began with road building. In other cases, forests that have been degraded by logging become fire-prone

  • Depletion Of Forests

    1897 Words  | 4 Pages

    Reference Suite 2000. CD-ROM. 1999 Ness, Bryan. Saving Tropical Forests Profitably. 17 May 1998. 23 Oct. 1999. <wysiwyg://64/http://boyany.tqn.com/educat…cilife/botany/library/weekly/aa051798.html.> Shuster, Laurie. “Senate Votes to Continue Salvage Logging.” Home Improvement Market v 233: p10. 24 Oct. 1999 <http://web2.infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/in…&dyn=11!xrn_3_0_A183158177?s w_aep=nwu.main>

  • The Lumberjack

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    floated downstream to the new lumber mill. At least this was what was supposed to happen. After the first couple loads, there came reports that the logs weren't reaching their destination. Some of the men started talking about how they were logging on uncharted territory and this was a bad omen. Woody just laughed and said, 'Uncharted territory or not, we have a job to do and I'm not going to let some little thing like this ruin my reputation. I'll go see what the problem is.'; And so Woody