A wise colleague suggested that it might be time again to take a look at this article from the May 1990 Journal of Forestry. Here are some quotes from the paper:
Planning has literally become an end in itself, with a large…interest group.. dedicated to its continuation
The National Forest Management Act is indeed an elegant solution to a nonexistent problem.
Thanks again to the Society of American Foresters for allowing us to post this paper on our blog.
Also note that it was originally published in Western Wildlands, a publication of our friends at the University of Montana.