Pearce plan to revitalize timber stir...

Pearce plan to revitalize timber stirs flurry of worry about owls

There are 38 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Mar 24, 2011, titled Pearce plan to revitalize timber stirs flurry of worry about owls. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has introduced legislation that aims to create jobs by revitalizing the timber industry in the Southwest, but the plan to ease logging regulations and set aside land for the threatened Mexican spotted owl has sparked concern among environmentalists.

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logtroll

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 24, 2011
Pearce is either nuts, or deceiving us. The only problem with the timber industry is the economy; this is a side door attempt to nullify the Endangered Species Act for the Koch Bros., Pearce's owners and handlers.

There is a growing forest restoration effort where small trees are cut to reduce fire risks and to improve ecosystem health, but Pearce has never supported that.

The guy is a major league jerk and a liar.
cosmic troll

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Mar 24, 2011
Well of course he does. He is a short sighted small minded politician that doesn't think tomorrow will ever come.
Former

Silver City, NM

#4 Mar 24, 2011
So totally agree with the trolls and Bedrock. China gets the lumber, the US citizens get a few temporary jobs; China educates its citizens to be engineers, the US focuses on manual labor and the depletion of its natural resources. If this is Pearce's vision of the future then even his stalwarts should be running in the opposite direction.
driving blind

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Mar 24, 2011
The Gila and Apache-sitgrave forest have more trees than any enviro could count in their lifetime! So that hoot owl is not with out a limb to land on or roost!!
Phooey

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2011
If it was up to Pearce our Gila Forest would be a maze of dirt roads among a rocky terrain free of pesky trees that just screen the views and get in the way of all them ATV's!
FU Elkstine

Heroica Guaymas, Mexico

#7 Mar 24, 2011
It's amazing how just one little old spotted owl has changed the ways of the timber industry and the way we do business. If we are so concerned about the wilderness then we need to put the west back the way it was before we screwed it up. Close all the dirt roads, cancel all hunting seasons for fear that someday everything will become extinct, make all vehicles against the law because they burn fossil fuels which is polluting the earths protective atmosphere. Close all fishing streams because of all the empty Bud cans left behind. Turn off all the lights because we can't see the big dipper anymore. So what's next??? Next we won't be able to have sex because we are over populating. Sometimes the human brain of some environmentalist can be compared to that of a watermelon.
dumbest

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Mar 24, 2011
FU Elkstine wrote:
post of the day.
FU Elkstine

Heroica Guaymas, Mexico

#9 Mar 24, 2011
Thanks buddy I thought so too.
dovey

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Mar 24, 2011
Pearce plan to revitalize timber stirs flurry of worry from Red owls.
logtroll

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Mar 24, 2011
For Driving Blind and FU,

Might be news to you but extensive restoration logging has been going on on the Gila and the A/S for a decade and the spotted owl hasn't been an issue. I'd estimate between 5,000 and 6,000 acres per year for the last six years, with millions of trees cut and processed.

The limiting factor is USFS funding, which Pearce wants to further reduce. So what's the reason to screw with owl protections? Because the Koch Bros,, who own Pearce Political Enterprises, want to gut the Endangered Species Act for quick additional profits in all of their rape and pillage operations. It really doesn't have anything to do with more logging and lumber jobs in New Mexico.

And those owl "sanctuaries" that Pearce Political Enterprises wants to let the scientists figure out? They already exist, they are called PAC's (preferred Activity Centers) and they are usually located in the less desirable areas for logging.

This is a form of biological alchemy, turning spotted owls into red herrings.
Geez2

Silver City, NM

#14 Mar 25, 2011
Lived in the Gila all my life.Never have seen or heard an spotted owl yet.Don't think they are living there.
Turn

Santa Fe, NM

#15 Mar 25, 2011
Geez2 wrote:
Lived in the Gila all my life.Never have seen or heard an spotted owl yet.Don't think they are living there.
down the TV.
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Mar 25, 2011
Sen, Pierce is a NUTJOB from the AZ senate... He and his cronie Gov. Brewer are effectively shutting the AZ economy down. Just look at the JOBS available in Phx and Tucson. Nada, Zip, utttsennnnn...

Not only is HE the main RACIST on the AZ legislative, HE doesnt really care about people, just look at HIS record , IF YA KNOW HOW TO READ, people..
check it..

:P
logtroll wrote:
Pearce is either nuts, or deceiving us. The only problem with the timber industry is the economy; this is a side door attempt to nullify the Endangered Species Act for the Koch Bros., Pearce's owners and handlers.
There is a growing forest restoration effort where small trees are cut to reduce fire risks and to improve ecosystem health, but Pearce has never supported that.
The guy is a major league jerk and a liar.
logtroll

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Mar 25, 2011
Sam,

Different Pearce... the article is about the NM congressman.
just curious

Silver City, NM

#18 Mar 25, 2011
What exactly is the difference between the American and Mexican Spotted Owls? How does one tell the difference? Does the Mexican Spotted Owl have habitat in the Gila Wilderness? Just how many acres is the Gila Wilderness? Where does toilet paper come from? How many squares do you use to clean your rear?
Silverback

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Mar 25, 2011
Pearce is among the few who want to use up all of America's natural resources before the next generation gets its chance. Responsibly managed, the Gila could benefit generations to come; attacked like the oil patch Pearce comes from would leave it looking like west Texas.
Darren

United States

#21 Mar 25, 2011
Bull! thats regurgitated propoganda silverback. You cannot use up all the resources idiot. Thats liberal propoganda spewed by leftys in schools. You are brainwashed.
Bob

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Mar 25, 2011
just curious wrote:
What exactly is the difference between the American and Mexican Spotted Owls? How does one tell the difference? Does the Mexican Spotted Owl have habitat in the Gila Wilderness? Just how many acres is the Gila Wilderness? Where does toilet paper come from? How many squares do you use to clean your rear?
I think the mexican spotted owl has a little bit more of a gamey flavor and the meats a little chewier.
this

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Mar 25, 2011
What's surprising to you tools is that you're just now figuring out that a lot of the country don't think the same way you do. About a lot of things in which they have just as much interest and right as you do. You're going to have to learn one day that you have to get along with them or you'll lose everything. Play nice with them and you can keep up most the shenanigans.

The attitude of **** you that's displayed here is counter productive to your cause.

I want my roads kept open up there too, but I'm not going to poke a hornets nest with a stick about it. That wouldn't help me. Simmer down the name calling and you might be taken seriously.

“Pro-Constitution , Anti-Obama!”

Since: May 10

Capitan, NM

#24 Mar 25, 2011
But of course the enviromentalist are against this. They need to shut up, people like this have put 10's of thousands out of jobs.

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