Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Nature Conservancy Burns Forests in Arkansas
Some ecologists think that controlled burning of forests is good thing. Some parents think that spanking kids is a good thing. Some people even think that weapons of mass destruction will be discovered before the troops pull out of Iraq. One thing for sure - on the forests issue, that is – is that controlled burns are good for growing commercial lumber. The Nature Conservancy makes tons of money selling timber on land it owns and it is no surprise they jump on the burning bandwagon. If some bird hunters say burning is ecologically good for their sport, so much better in the press releases. The Nature Conservancy burns their own land, state land, military bases, other people’s land - hell, they can’t be too discriminating if they are actually going to meet their goal of burning 16,000 to 18,000 acres in Arkansas again this year. Don’t believe it? See the news report at http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/62647/. Arkansas reporters, are you really buying this?