Normally I don't respond to comments to any of my opinion pieces, but I think I am owed the opportunity to respond to the uncivil comments provided by Matt Koehler (in online comments to the guest column published on July 23).
For clarification purposes, the public can read about the North Zone Roadside Salvage environmental assessment project by visiting the Idaho Panhandle National Forests website:
Koehler also mentioned wanting to know about any case studies that show how small timber sales and stewardship contracts can generate enough value to pay for road maintenance work. I would refer him and the other readers to my "Woods Wisdom" column article in the online Evergreen Foundation website titled, "Small Trees, Small Machines, Big Opportunity" at the following link:
Finally, if the public would care to learn more about how radical environmental groups such as the one Matt Koehler belongs to game the appeals and litigation system to prevent the Forest Service from managing our national forests, readers could also read my other articles in Evergreen, starting with the following:
Bonners Ferry, Idaho