It is unwarranted, unfair and inaccurate to paint all lumber companies and forest landowners with the same brush.
The extreme demands for timber by some top managers cannot be met. But neither can we accept the hysterical claim that our trees and forests are just about gone. We need wood products for a growing population and we need to protect the environment. If we focus timber-growing on our best sites, with long-range goals in mind, then allow the professionals to do their jobs, we can create a stable atmosphere that will allow us to produce more and continue to do so into the foreseeable future.