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Author Topic: Loggers and eco-activists clash/ Vancouver Island  (Read 3479 times)

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Re: Loggers and eco-activists clash/ Vancouver Island
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2021, 01:06:07 PM »
We had some people in NS who were complaining about the highways being cleared of brush off to the side??? They wanted them to leave trees growing to the shoulder. Never mind seeing deer or anything that might jump out. Who needs a field of vision right?

We need those cut for our safety, obviously they hadn’t brainstormed much as to why it was being cut though.
Devil's advocate here,
Maybe it is people like me that are very upset that their hard earned tax money got put to use destroying their very own trees that are well outside the right of way?

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If people were smart enough not to drive 80mph through blind corner forests at night, the highway Dept would not need an "open highway policy" that allows them to waste so much time and money messing up my property. The whole road is like a war zone. Watch out for deer? Slow down and watch out for the angry person that has watched this oak grow from an acorn.
As someone who always drives the speed limit(and believe me people let me know via tailgate) I still have many close calls with deer. I bumped one not too long ago going 50 kmh on the road into town one morning, and my reaction was fast! But the deer jumped out even faster. I do agree they do a lousy job on the cutting, you’re telling me, here on my road, they just cut the tops off about 8 ft under the power line and leave a ugly mess topless tree under. Some property owners will take it upon themselves to fire wood it but it mostly remains a mess.
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Re: Loggers and eco-activists clash/ Vancouver Island
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2021, 03:38:31 AM »
Well, for sure, it seems they are making those pellets more efficient in their approach. But pellets made up here are a way to use up excess pulp and hog material from saw mills. They don't have the pulp or hog fuel market to use it all up that they had 20 years ago. Some sawmills have even turned to making soil supplement, not ash, but the carbon, although the ash is going somewhere, probably mixed in. It's a lot different than mowing down tracts of forest just to make pellets. Seems they have masterminded a scheme to divert their emission problems onto someone else. I would just call it job creation, not emissions curtailment. Call a spade a spade. ;)

I haven't seen the power company clear our lines here since the 1998 ice storm. Other roads around have been cut back, but our road is always on the bottom of the pile of work. The road has not been resurfaced in 30 years and so far they have only patched about a 3rd of it's length and that stopped 2 weeks ago and never been back to finish the job. And a half ashed one at that. :D It's an 80 kph (50 mph) road, I've never gone faster than 60 kph (40 mph) in years, but those Mennonite women don't slacken off the pedal one bit. Bang, bang, bang in those vans and SUV's. No, I'm not picking on them, come on up and see for yourself. :D :D Irving's main woods road is  smoother from Deersdale to McGivney. Maintained better than the DOT dirt road from Cross Creek to Boiestown, which rarely gets graded, no houses. I've always said Irving needs to pay a sir tax on all the public roads their trucks destroy because there's obviously no money to maintain them. I have not seen scales on the 107 from Juniper to Williamsburgh in 10 years. :D
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Re: Loggers and eco-activists clash/ Vancouver Island
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2021, 08:00:09 PM »
Western Australia -politicians call time to end the WA indigenous hardwood timber. 

Be interesting to see the short  term/ long term outcome of this decision.
Must have earned some coin at some time in the past to pay for the Tigercat and waratah.

Time's Up: Big changes ahead for WA's native timber industry - Landline

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Re: Loggers and eco-activists clash/ Vancouver Island
« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2021, 10:11:45 AM »
The problem isnt environmental activism as a whole, but rather the amount of misinformation that spreads and lack of education that protestors actually have. Instead of researching and studying what theyre protesting, theyd rather take the easy path and just gobble up mass media fallacies and take out their misplaced anger on innocent forest workers and loggers.

I agree. Get angry that climate change is killing our planet. Get angry that international corporations are polluting thousands of pounds of waste and getting away with it. Get angry that sustainable energy and resources arent being funded or advanced like they should be. But dont get angry at some fella cutting down a tree, in an area that is planned to regrow a certain way. Dont get angry at someone for trying to keep a living and put food on the table. And for edited by admin sake, dont get angry at someone while theyre on the job having to work in the heat and with heavy machinery all day! As if logging cant be dangerous enough, youre going to shove your camera in someones face and yell at them about how theyre killing the planet?

Having a working forest and managing renewable resources properly is not whats killing the planet. Get a grip.

I wish these people would grab a book and sit down and educate themselves rather than spit in the faces of people who provide for them. Wood is an incredibly valuable material and resource and its probably going to save our planet from all that plastic crap.

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« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2021, 10:18:33 AM »
The problem isn’t environmental activism as a whole, but rather the amount of misinformation that spreads and lack of education that protestors actually have. Instead of researching and studying what they’re protesting, they’d rather take the easy path and just gobble up mass media fallacies and take out their misplaced anger on innocent forest workers and loggers.

I agree. Get angry that climate change is killing our planet. Get angry that international corporations are polluting thousands of pounds of waste and getting away with it. Get angry that sustainable energy and resources aren’t being funded or advanced like they should be. But don’t get angry at some fella cutting down a tree, in an area that is planned to regrow a certain way. Don’t get angry at someone for trying to keep a living and put food on the table. And for F’s sake, don’t get angry at someone while they’re on the job having to work in the heat and with heavy machinery all day! As if logging can’t be dangerous enough, you’re going to shove your camera in someone’s face and yell at them about how they’re “killing the planet”?

Having a working forest and managing renewable resources properly is not what’s killing the planet. Get a grip.

I wish these people would grab a book and sit down and educate themselves rather than spit in the faces of people who provide for them. Wood is an incredibly valuable material and resource and it’s probably going to save our planet from all that plastic crap. 
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