National forests across the West are facing dire threats from politicians, the timber industry and the Forest Service. The public is currently being misled into thinking that our forests are “unhealthy,” and that they need to be “restored” due to “beetle infestations” and “insects and disease.” All of this is a euphemism to drastically ramp up logging on the forests.America’s national forests are not unhealthy. Some people may want forests to look a certain way, but that desire or perception ignores scientific research, which suggests that fungi, bacteria, insects, disease and wildfire are key components of forest function and resiliency. If you want a healthy forest, these natural processes must be allowed to play out.
Just another example of manipulation by politicians and psychopathic corporations.