In lodgepole country.. this quote from Andrew King
“This facility is not a power plant,” King said. “It’s all about forest health, and energy is the byproduct.”
Discussions of a biomass energy plant in Vail in this article.
Another interesting story about the Ocala.. are these the kind of 21st Century National Forest issues that were pretty much unimagined when NFMA was passed?
Reading these two stories made me think 1) are forests across the country so different and dealing with such different issues that planning requirements will always poorly fit someone, and 2) to what extent are we still stuck in a veg-o-centric view of what the issues and problems are; have we really thought about planning for social and economic problems and needs of the future?