Forests felled in high country in bat...

Forests felled in high country in battle against bark beetle

There are 3 comments on the KUSA Denver story from May 3, 2007, titled Forests felled in high country in battle against bark beetle. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

The sound of chainsaws and wood chippers can be heard all over the mountain town of Frisco, as tree removal companies work to cut down and remove thousands of lodge pole pine killed by bark beetles.

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rags

Sheridan, WY

#1 May 4, 2007
Had we been 'managing' our forests instead of 'protecting' them they would have remained healthy. I find it funny that it has come back to bite the environmentalist is the a**. And lets not forget to mention the fact the 'Old Growth' is what has to be removed now with there being no 'new growth' to take it's place for many years since it was all removed as 'understory'.

The loggers have known this for years but nobody wanted to listen to them. They were simply considered 'forest destroyers'. Well, in the end who ended up really destroying our forests?
Sodbuster

United States

#2 May 4, 2007
they say that back in the day, the forests were thin enough to ride a horse through, or pull a wagon...and now look at what years of suppression has resulted in. I say let the fires burn, and screw the people who choose to live up there if they don't have the smarts to create defensible space and fend for themselves when the fires come. Catastrophic fire would be a very good thing for our forest ecosystem, as would salvage logging. Too many clueless city folk moving to the hills with the "NIMBY" attitude to go along with it.

Since: May 07

Sheridan, WY

#3 May 6, 2007
I honestly thought this topic would generate more interest. Strange that it hasn't.

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