Letter to the editor: Loggers need more timber
In response to the article in the paper about the new Baldwin ranger, the prescribed burns are OK if they don’t get away and cause a huge forest fire which does happen.
He talks about the Karner Blue Butterfly, an endangered species, but what about our loggers — they have become a endangered species.
Loggers need more timber sales that are smaller and don’t have a $30,000 road construction requirement in the sale. We need more hardwood sales.
Let our loggers cut before all the dying trees fall over and have no value. Our loggers are a large part of our local economy. Do all you can do to help them put up more sales that everyone can afford, and let’s cut more aspen and hardwood.