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General News · 14th December 2012
Dear Mr Bealing

I.T. Plans on doing retention logging here on cortes. This is selective logging were looking at in these pics you have posted. These types of cuts basically computes to skidder like roads weaving through a forest grabbing most of the best wood. These pics are taken from a very flattering angle in terms of damage done.
Although this style as you have mentioned is considerable better.

Retention cuts are basically smaller clear cuts with small patches of trees left. These small groupings of trees left behind are suppose to be wild life tree patches. Most of the time its a clump of less desirable wood. In addition many of these patches end up wind blowen.

Thank you for these pics Mr Bealing. Its good knowing there are many passionate people out there working hard to advance current forest practices. Id like to add that how forests are managed today is considerable better then the 60s (aside from the fact that way more hectars are logged per year) many advances have been made. This is a wonderful thing. But now is a time once again in B.Cs history to again spend some time reworking our approach. Especially in isolated ecosystems like Cortes. Together everyone can look to the future, share ideas, values and concerns. I trust with the help from folks like the private forestland owners association many of us in time will come to a happy medium.

best regards