Friday, March 22, 2013
Chainsaw trade group goes after feds over spotted owl habitat
These "trade" associations are, more often than not, simply chambers of commerce with a fancy moniker. Their very name is crafted, they believe, to spread fear - in this case in the hearts of wildlife conservationists. The Northern Spotted Owl debacle has now been with us for 2.5 decades, give or take a year. And still, the trade associations talk behind their chainsaws as they try and rationalize the logging of old-growth (aka "ancient") trees and the species that depend on them. Ironically, it is the Barred Owl that wins with the logging of the ancients. It's still a debacle.