Thursday, May 02, 2013

Every win is temporary, every loss is permanent

After a decade of having their old growth Jacob Ryan timber sale/logging project on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon blocked by environmental litigation, the Forestry Service finally got to log those bothersome old trees this spring. They wasted no time following the January 2013 ruling in laying waste to the beautiful forest. This photo from April 28, 2013:

That's an old tree in Arizona! More about this devastation and the photo source is here. Thank you, wanderers, for bearing witness to the agency's old tricks.  Forest managers plan to begin project implementation this year and expect work to continue for five to seven years.

Or however long it takes to sell out the ecological resilience of the North Kaibab Plateau.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how whether the goal is "restoration" or just plain old greed the result is always the same? (Big decks of logs waiting to be trucked out of the woods.)