the Bush Administration took office it authorized the logging
of “Old Growth Reserves.” These are designated
sections of our National Forests set aside for wildlife habitat.
I personally counted 540 rings on one tree that was recently
cut. Currently there are several NGOs with active lawsuits
against the government regarding its public land management,
and failure to meet its own environmental regulations. Along
with the NGOs, there are a number of activists who are participating
in ‘direct action’, a form of civil disobedience
that includes activities such as living in trees and locking
one’s self to moving logging vehicles.
oldest forests are legacy trees that have never been disturbed
before. The entry into these once protected forests will be
an historical, precedent setting action that could impact
the fate of every forest in the United States for years to