Of course, when you dig just an inch beneath the surface of Joseph's argument you realize he makes the Orwellian case that logging corporations engaged in aggressive clearcutting
and aerial pesticide spraying are actually helping our waterways, wildlife and communities.
It was an act of defiance, born out of long-simmering frustration with the corporations clearcutting
their territory, and with the governments and ministries violating Treaty Three by sanctioning the destruction and pollution of the land.
Although active forest management (i.e., timber harvesting) is sometimes opposed by the general public, clearcutting
can be one of the most effective methods of early successional habitat creation (Askins 2002).
I remember the first time I ever saw a clearcutting
Further mercury may be released if the Ontario government implements its current plan for more clearcutting
Lumber giant Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) had begun clearcutting
nearly 1,000 acres of forest next to downtown Arnold--part of their plan to clearcut over one million acres of Sierra forest, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
Apparently, products bearing SFI labels originate with destructive forestry practices, including old growth and endangered forest logging, the conversion of natural forests to barren tree plantations and excessive clearcutting
. And SFI labels are, according to the coalition, even allowed on wood and paper products that aren't even SFI-certified, without an indication of the products' true contents.
is necessary to regenerate aspen, a species beneficial to many types of wildlife, the brothers harvest patches from two to 15 acres in size.
has been curtailed on public lands.
"When you're clearcutting
to such an extent," says chapter legal chair Sharon Stephens," you're dooming the area's chances to ever be wilderness."
In some areas where clearcutting
had taken place near Garden Lake, Miller pointed out the patterns of cutting used were designed to mirror the burn pattern of a forest fire, with no hard, square edges.
The reality is that the vast majority of OSB production is responsible for clearcutting
remaining native forests of the Southeastern US, as well as robbing mature public and private forest in Canada, Chile, and nearly everywhere they have established plants.