Of salvage logging and salvation

Trail, Pepper
December 2006
High Country News;12/25/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 24, p20
The article discusses salvage logging. The term salvage is defined based from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. The words property, loss, destruction waste and use connected to the definition are highlighted. Salvage logging boosters look at the situation as opportunity for saving the property of damaged timber, logs killed by fire, insects and other catastrophies. Dead trees are given importance for forest recovery as snags stabilize newly exposed soil and prevent erosion.


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