Key player in passage of the ’64 Wilderness Act blast Tester’s Wilderness/logging bill-
This is an opinion in the Billings Gazette by Stewart Brandborg who was executive director of the Wilderness Society when the Wilderness Act became law.
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My take on Tester’s bill is that is very much the stuff ex-Idaho senator Larry Craig was always pushing — mandated levels of logging completely unrelated to the conditions of the market. One big difference in favor of Tester is he does designate some Wilderness.
Craig simply pushed artificial levels of logging. I used to call them Craig’s Soviet forestry because of their similarity to the way production goals were set in the former Communist Soviet Union.
Brandborg fills out the whole rooster of violations of past law and public oversight embodied in the Tester Bill.
Guest opinion: Tester logging bill proposes a calamitous precedent. By Stewart M. Brandborg. Billings Gazette.|
More recent opinion on Tester bill.
USFS Retiree [Bill Worf] on Tester Bill: Gutting the USFS is not the Solution. Unfiltered in New West. By Matthew Koehler,