In regard to the Jan. 15 guest column by Niemi and Robertson, here are a few points to consider. For more than 20 years, the preservationists have filed innumerable lawsuits to prevent logging, grinding local communities under their heels. At first, it was “We want the old growth.” Now, according to the article, it is “We want everything.”
To block logging for two decades and then smack their foreheads in astonishment and say, “Holy mackerel! Why, there isn’t as much money or jobs in logging as there used to be,” appears disingenuous at best.
Toward the end of the article, they state that there is a “large body of research” showing that our forests would provide more jobs and more money through outdoor recreation than logging.” I wondered where one would go to find this information: through the lookingglass?