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Re: NFC: Re: Fw: Resources other than timber now of secondary importance on Monongahela
Yes, it is no accident that the US Forest Service is
part of the Department of Agriculture. In the US West
much of what is cut down on Forest Services lands is
sent to Asia for milling. Taxpayers subsidize F.S.
lands heavily. Is this a good idea? This creates some
local jobs, but gives many corporations big profits.
None dare call it socialism for the rich!
Boo Radley, Saraland, Alabama
--- Wally Billingham
<wallybillingham at wallybillingham_com> wrote:
> Timber=Jobs at least around here. National Forests
> are for the production of
> timber they are not parks, they are not wildlife
> refuges, they are for the
> harvesting of timber. Thats what they were
> established for. As Americans we
> all live in houses made of wood, we all have
> furniture made of wood, and we
> all use paper made out of wood. Many of us have
> fireplaces that use wood.
> This time of year a lot of us cut down or have cut
> down for us Christmas
> Trees made of wood.
> A National Forest is around to keep a steady supply
> of wood for Americans to
> use. I view them as big tree farms, just think about
> what America would be
> without them. First of all, all wood products
> including housing would be way
> more expensive. In order to cash in on this market
> you would see a lot of
> people clear cutting areas all over the place.
> Everywhere there was a patch
> of woods it would be gone, because there would be a
> HUGE market for the
> wood. Wooded areas that are now parts of most cities
> would not be there as
> developers and cities figured out that they could
> make quite a bit of money
> by cutting down all of the trees and just having
> grassy areas.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
> To: <Nativefishconservancy at yahoogroups_com>;
> <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:27 AM
> Subject: NFC: Fw: Resources other than timber now of
> secondary importance on
> > FYI
> > Friends,
> > Officials in the Elkins office of Monongahela
> National Forest have made
> > it
> > clear to employees there that " resources are
> secondary to getting the
> > cut
> > out." What this means, in effect, is to hell with
> biodiversity, to hell
> > with watershed protection, to hell with
> maintaining soil nutrient levels,
> > to hell with declining species and to hell with
> their own professed
> > philosophy. Tracing it back, the orders come from
> the Milwaukee Office
> > of
> > the Forest Service. Rumors are that it originated
> from the "timber god"
> > in
> > the Washington office of USDA, maybe the new
> Deputy Secretary, Jim
> > Moseley,
> > who came on in July 2001 or Deputy Undersecretary
> David Tenney.
> > For those who didn't receive the previous mail,
> Monongahela has been
> > ordered to triple timber production from about 7
> > board feet/yr. to 20 million/yr.
> > There are strong indications that other National
> Forests in the East and
> > Southeast are gearing up to increase harvest.
> > This move is evidently a part of the Bush
> Administration's strategy to
> > stimulate the economy by raping the land.
> > PLEASE send e-mail objecting to this to the Forest
> Supervisor of
> > Monongahela, Don Carroll, at dgcarroll at fs_fed.us
> > And copy it to the regional forester in Milwaukee
> at rtjacobs at fs_fed.us
> > And to the Chief of the Forest Service at
> dbosworth at fs_fed.us
> > And to USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Natural
> Resources and Environment,
> > David Tenney at David.Tenney at usda_gov
> > And to the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jim
> Mosely at
> > Jim.Moseley at usda_gov
> > And to Sec of Ag Ann Veneman at agsec at usda_gov
> > Please take a few minutes to do this, and PASS THE
> WORD ALONG.
> > Thanks.
> > George
> > Department of Biological Sciences
> > Auburn University
> > Auburn, AL 36849-5414
> > 334-844-9251 phone
> > 334-844-9234 FAX
> > http://www.auburn.edu/~folkegw/zoopage.html
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