"The U.S. Forest Service is concerned with fire management"....really? Kind of late isn't it? You had all these resources you could have managed and now they are flying over Oregon in the form of ash.
The Forest Service isn't completely focused on resource management. They're focus also lies in suppression. These fires aren't like little grass fires where the vegetation grows back next spring. It takes years before you don't notice anymore that a fire burned through the area. Resource management is just as important as suppression tactics.
I believe that SPI should have more control over the forest they are the only entity that really helps to conserve the forest and also prevent fires! I am not even an employee of the company just believe in forest management. Which SPI knows how to do!
So many arm chair experts contributing nothing to our community, quite your whining and do something
fahlenkamp - SPI is about making money, not resource management. Take a look at the large area of SPI lands north and west of Beardsley on Google maps, and you will see a dense checkerboard pattern of clearcuts that have occurred since SPI bought out Fibreboard. They cut all the timber CDF would allow them to, it will take several generations for that forest to grow back, if it does. Their replanting is all Ponderosa Pine, which are harvestable for them, not the oaks and other diverse vegetation of a health forest. Fibreboard were good stewards, SPI is all about resource extraction.
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