After a landslide in Oregon, Jim Furnish took an investigative, clinical look at how the forests are managed and logged. The landslide was the result of rushed, mismanaged logging road construction and usage. Salmon and spotted owls were greatly impacted by this enormous oversight and Furnish felt personally responsible.
In addition to needing a better plan for public access roads, Furnish shares something important he learned:
“The Forest Service shouldn’t operate in a vacuum. The public should have its say, and we can’t cut it out of its rightful role just because that would be quick, easy or politically expedient.”
Read the whole fascinating story here.