Firm helping to restore degraded forests
An ERA worker plants a seedling. The firm is helping the City of Langley, B.C., to restore woodlands logged more than a century ago.
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#1 Jun 2, 2010
Unfortunately this is a drop in the bucket. They just opened up 60% of all boreal forest to clear cutting and invasive species are all over.
This is an area I used to drive up to. Rollo lake is the central one (kind of a dog leg shape). The brown area is all clear cut. Used to be trees up to two feet across. Now it is mostly sand and brush. Frankly, most of the 'denialists' here probably never saw a tree outside of a zoo or a park. Do they care? All they want in more toilet paper.
It might be a good oppportunity to open up opportunity to 'disadvantaged' group such as the young and those living on the street. Not much skill involved, just light work in primitive conditions.
But selective logging would be a MUCH better way to go, to retain forest ecosystems and soil. The reforestation would be helped by actual living forest seeding it naturally.
Good idea as far as it goes. But it doesn't go far enough to be a real national strategy.
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