A Patchy Existence

A Patchy Existence

I have not had any time to post any shots lately - or take them for that matter. Not only that, but the time that I have had available to me, I used to do some internal stuff on the linux box that hosts this site. It was neat messing around with things that I had no business messing around with and it all came back together reasonably well. The end user experience is no different so really there are no results that you can see. I do have some ideas though for some changes but there is no schedule to implement them which means it could be a while.

In the meantime, for today, I'm posting a non-photo. Or at least a photo that no one on this planet took. It's a screen capture from google earth (don't judge yet). It's of an area near Prince George, BC that has been totally patched up and destroyed by clear cutting. This image was taken from about 25 miles up so you can imagine the size of the cuts if you were on the ground. This is not what we should be doing to the land.

I understand that we need wood and it's related products, but this is not the way to do it. Clear cutting devastates the ecology of a region and thinking that you can replant your way out of this is crazy. There's soil erosion, small landslides that fill creeks along with myriad other direct consequences. Then, when they do replant, do you think that they plant as diverse an ecology as was there before - stable and vital and rich and perfect?

No, they just plant whatever tree it is that will make them the most money just as soon as they can harvest it again. No wonder there are insect infestations and diseases that run rampant. There's no bio-diversity that would naturally help keep the forest healthy.

The best part is that they don't cut near the main highways so that average Joe doesn't see what they do because people would flip if this was shoved up in their face.

Beautiful British Columbia. For how long.

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A Patchy Existence

A Patchy Existence

I have not had any time to post any shots lately - or take them for that matter. Not only that, but the time that I have had available to me, I used to do some internal stuff on the linux box that hosts this site. It was neat messing around with things that I had no business messing around with and it all came back together reasonably well. The end user experience is no different so really there are no results that you can see. I do have some ideas though for some changes but there is no schedule to implement them which means it could be a while.

In the meantime, for today, I'm posting a non-photo. Or at least a photo that no one on this planet took. It's a screen capture from google earth (don't judge yet). It's of an area near Prince George, BC that has been totally patched up and destroyed by clear cutting. This image was taken from about 25 miles up so you can imagine the size of the cuts if you were on the ground. This is not what we should be doing to the land.

I understand that we need wood and it's related products, but this is not the way to do it. Clear cutting devastates the ecology of a region and thinking that you can replant your way out of this is crazy. There's soil erosion, small landslides that fill creeks along with myriad other direct consequences. Then, when they do replant, do you think that they plant as diverse an ecology as was there before - stable and vital and rich and perfect?

No, they just plant whatever tree it is that will make them the most money just as soon as they can harvest it again. No wonder there are insect infestations and diseases that run rampant. There's no bio-diversity that would naturally help keep the forest healthy.

The best part is that they don't cut near the main highways so that average Joe doesn't see what they do because people would flip if this was shoved up in their face.

Beautiful British Columbia. For how long.

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Posted: 2006-09-27 | 21:32