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Federal Forest Fire Policy: Powerful Environmentalists, Hurting the Environment

gnarol Wrote: May 13, 2012 11:00 AM
The Sacremento mountains of southern New Mexico are considered old growth protected habitat for the precious Mexican Spotted Owl. As a result very little logging actually occurs there. In 2002 a fire burned out 16,000 acres of an unlogged area call Curtis Canyon. ALL the trees were burned out. Where will their precious little owls live now?

My problem with 'environmentalists' isn't that they want to protect the planet -- it's a very admirable goal, and as an avid outdoorswoman myself, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone more interested in preserving America's pristine landscapes than myself. My problem with environmentalists is that they are usually woefully misguided on the best methods of accomplishing that goal. Environmentalists are almost unfailingly liberal urbanites and suburbanites who follow the in-vogue eco-trends as dogma, fancying that the marketing campaigns telling them that carrying a reusable shopping bag does something at all meaningful to help the environment without doing any of their...