Our Shrinking Forest
THE GREAT CLEAR-CUT OF 2007
Surely this an even worse disaster than hit our urban forest in 2003 or thereabouts, when a careless smoker tossed a smouldering butt into the juniper ground cover.
Where was Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne when this was going on? Talk about being asleep at your post!
If only I'd known! I would've demanded a spotted owl inventory; I'm no owl expert, but I'm sure I've seen 'em nesting in the branches. I would've renamed myself Butterfly Boy, put on an Indian headdress, and lived in a treetop hammock high above the ground, to prevent this from happening.