Monday, July 17, 2006

Cost of Small Logging Operations

The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat takes a look at how the cost of timber harvest plans makes it difficult for some property owners to avoid the siren song of development. They use a Humboldt County couple as an example.

4 Comments:

At 2:00 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Fred,
This situation has been going on for quite a while. When the 3 acre exemption for submitting a harvest plan was eliminated in 1995 small timber owners were faced with two options. 1) Rape the forest by cutting more trees in order to recover the costs of the plan and pay the harvest taxes or 2) Select cut and mill the lumber on site (a waste of resources and a risk of being criminally prosecuted if the lumber leaves the property). Small property owners not wishing to rape the land have only the option of selling out to the large operators or developers/pot growers. We were fortunate to be able to get a harvest plan modification from a neighbor's 60 acre operation and select cut 2.5 acres in order to build our house and when forced out 8 years later sell to a pot grower. We lucked out and escaped the people's republic.

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check it out people! Now Michael Smith wants to shut you all down if you even mention his bloody name! We can look forward to swift action from our District Attorney to protect his poor beleagured Oregon-based supporter from the big bad bloggers and their terrorist free speech. Glenn Simmons would be proud.

Michael Smith Threatens Humboldt Blogosphere

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

even gallegos isnt dumb enough to bark up that tree, especially after salzmans dog wrote those letters to the editors and got off the hook.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

A little off subject are we?

 

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