An Interesting Statistic

The American Lands Council posted the following on Facebook today:

In his opening statement today, Federal Lands Subcommittee Chair Tom McClintock advocated for better management of our national forests. He pointed out the fact that the 80% reduction in timber harvested from our national forests directly coincides with a dramatic increase in acreage destroyed by catastrophic wildfire. McClintock stated, “All excess timber comes out of the forest one way or another: it is either carried out or burned out. But it comes out.”

This is the link to their home page. This is their organizational statement:

American Lands Council is a non-profit organization of individuals, counties, business, and organizations that was formed in 2012. The Mission of the American Lands Council is to secure local control of western public lands by transferring federal public lands. ALC is leading the charge by giving leaders the knowledge and courage to battle for the only solution big enough to ensure better access, better health, AND better productivity through the Transfer of Public Lands (TPL) to local stewardship. 

The federal government is not managing public land in a way that serves the public. Lumber is a renewable resource.