Gordon J. Kubanek On Nov 17, 2021, 5:19:18 PM said
no surprise here
short term money for long term pain
the pain has started…
not only for BC but for ALL of us
“It’s just this awful feeling of being right – and not wanting to be right. This is exactly what the best available science has predicted for years,” said Peter Wood, author of a recent report on the link between clearcut logging and community safety from the Sierra Club BC. “We know the outcome when you log steep slopes … You reach sort of a tipping point, where the forest is no longer able to provide that moderating service of controlling flow of water.”
Martin says forest ecologists have long recommended controlled burns as well as selective logging to thin the forests, allowing larger mature trees to thrive and improving protection against wildfires.
“But there does not seem to be a political will to do what is required. We’re talking about a large-scale look at the landscape, and how can we adapt our forests to climate change.”
While forest fires have long been seen as a summer event, the recent flooding has highlighted how interconnected the issues are.
“You have all these indirect effects on the landscape. Landslides have now taken out two major highways. The entire town of Merritt has been flooded, lost its drinking water and been evacuated,” he said. “Would I have predicted that both our key highways would get absolutely destroyed in this event? No. But was I surprised that it seems like both of these watershed events occurred in wildfires? No.”
Myles Flaig responded on Nov 18, 2021, 8:48:54 PM
Pine Beetle / Logging of Pine Beetle Killed Trees / Logging of healthy forest. What has been going on in the woods? Has this amount of tree removal really been necessary, and professional forester approved? or has it been simply an excuse to make a fast buck?