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Soquel Demonstration Forest

From: Glenn N
Sent on: Monday, September 17, 2012 6:36 PM

Since I actually know many of you, I don't feel bad about emailing the group. And besides, the Ramblers have been to the Soquel Demonstration Forest at least two times. So here's an article that explains more about the  forest:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21550745/soquel-demonstration-forest-nod-countys-logging-history

It's astonishing to read that the loggers have removed 2.5 million board feet of lumber - an amount that is grown in just about one year! So yes, the trees can be sustainably harvested - obviously the plan is that they stop cutting this particular area and come back in 10 or 20 years.

Sometime in the next 6 months, I plan to lead a hike to another demonstration forest, the Byrne Forest, near Watsonville.

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