Cutting trees to save the forest

Jenkins, Matt
September 2007
High Country News;9/17/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 17, p4
The article reports on the environmental moves of Chris Kelly, the state program director for the Conservation Fund. Chris plans to log the 40,000 acres of forest in Mendocino County, California, which the fund now owns. He will use the proceeds to restore streams for endangered salmon, and repair forest roads. Kelly acquires a number of loans to buy forests and then pay them back through the proceeds from the wood sales. The approach actually helps leverage the scarce conservation money for environmental protection.


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