This old stump is a relict of the early 20th centry, when trees were cut by two men standing on springboards wedged into the truck of the tree using a crosscut saw.
Write to DNR
Let DNR know that you are opposed to the logging of this unique legacy forest.
Dear Mr. Wisch,
I am writing to urge you to modify or cancel the Elochomotive timber sale. This sale would eliminate some of the most biologically and structurally diverse forest in the Lower Columbia basin. Unit 2 of this sale in particular is characterized by a complex mosaic of older and younger hemlock, live cedar, and large standing dead cedar snags. Forests such as this are increasingly rare in Southwestern Washington and are likely to provide habitat for many threatened, unlisted, and undocumented species of concern.
We are in the midst of a global warming crisis, and an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity. Now is not the time to be logging 100-year old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances.
The logging of older legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate that structurally complex forests may be considered for harvest only after older forest have been met. These forests are not renewable resources. They were last harvested before mechanized logging and chemical spraying were common practice, and represent an important part of our natural heritage.
Thank you for listening.
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Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands