Good article Heli Groupie.
Interesting one from you, too Mellie.
The issues in the articles seem a lot more complex that one might first think. It seems to me that it’s easier (takes less brains or effort?) to take a hard stance one way or the other (with appropriate lists of dogma?) than to find ways to reasonably meet in the middle. Or maybe it’s that more people live in the city and tend to think of the trees like stationary bambi’s, more of an idealistic idea of nature than a real one? Trees do grow back but a monoculture is not the best way. On the other hand, the FS people in the Smithsonian article did say the old FS managers were slow to change to looking at alternatives to clearcutting, etc. Policy often goes from one extreme to the other as people fight to get change made and then policy moves back again to somewhere in the middle.
Mellie, in your article they quote Partain. Was he the chief of CDF? My sister said he was. I wonder when. She said her professor in school knew him.
What did Raker-Shaker mean when he/she said on theysaid,
“some spell ‘falling:’ P-r-i-m-a-c-o-r-d.”?