#TimberSupply cont.

Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, John Inness, said that the mills running out of timber will be able to gain a short-term timber supply if reserves are logged but it could be at the expense of sustainable forests.  “What people seem to forget – and I don’t really understand this – is that there was extra capacity created to process this lumber when the beetle reached its peak.  Surely people then realized that this was a temporary thing; that it wasn’t going to last.”  Because of the risks of going into the reserves, the outcomes for industry and the environment are uncertain, he said.  “We have never had such proposals for what, in my view, are a pretty regressive step in forest management.”  Vancouver Sun, 6/26

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