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Old 04-10-2015, 12:09 AM   #36
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Some species do better in areas that have been logged, and some need large tracts of undisturbed forest.
I'm not anti-logging. It's an important industry, and nowadays forestry has gotten really good at minimizing ecological damage. But we should have good sized untouched areas too. At least in my area (Massachusetts) the forestry/timber harvesting industry has gotten very aggressive about logging wherever possible. I've actually seen repeated claims that all forests NEED "management" to be healthy - which gives me the same reaction Forestdweller says above: it's pretty arrogant to claim that, since forests were around for millions of years, managing just fine, long before anyone was logging them.
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