Treehuggers and treecutters unite

James, Lissa
January 2008
High Country News;1/21/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p6
The article focuses on the logging regulation, which will regulate logging on private land in Washington until 2055. It relates that the Forests and Fish Rules give the timber industry an immunity from lawsuits over damage done by logging to endangered salmon habitat. It mentions that in exchange to the immunity, loggers must increase the size of the buffer zones they leave around fish-bearing streams. It was also taken into account that the streamline regulation small landowner foresters to stay and remain in the business.


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