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Role of State Nurseries in Southern Reforestation An Historical Perspective

Right now we are living with a great deal of uncertainty. Private property rights are being questioned. Does a landowner have the right to cut his timber if It affects threatened or endangered species? Does a landowner have the right to use pesticides on his own land if these T & E species may be affected? Salvage logging has been questioned in the West. Environmental organizations challenge the logging of beetle- or fire-killed timber, even when it presents a serious fire hazard. Reinvention, down-sizing, out-sourcing are all part of our "new age" vocabulary. Perhaps the most serious of all is that the politicians are re-ordering our priorities. Often science is replaced with political expedients. The short-term "fix" has taken the place of the long-term, scientifically based strategy. We may not live to see the results of these short-term "fixes" but our children and grandchildren certainly will.


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Author(s): Clark W. Lantz

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1996

Event: Southern Forest Nursery Association Meetin
1996 - Gatlinburg, TN

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