Timber Harvesting in Old Growth Forests

In a joint hearing of the three subcommittees, members heard from federal officials, scholars, forest economists and representatives from… read more

In a joint hearing of the three subcommittees, members heard from federal officials, scholars, forest economists and representatives from environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Their testimony concerned ideas for long term solutions over the controversy regarding old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest. At issue is how to protect the old growth forest ecosystem and its biological diversity and at the same time provide a stable supply of timber to maintain employment and a healthy timber industry. The Fish and Wildlife Service may soon decide if the spotted owl warrants listing as a threatened and endangered species. If so, the administration will need to implement quickly a policy to protect its habitat, old growth forests. An impasse will result if a policy is not implemented on a timely basis. close

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  • Brock Evans Vice President National Audubon Society
  • John Fay Representative U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service->Endangered Species Division
  • Jerry Franklin Representative Department of Agriculture->Forest Service
  • James Geisinger President Northwest Forestry Association
  • John Gordon Dean Yale University->School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Cy Jamison Director Department of the Interior->Bureau of Land Management
  • George Leonard Associate Chief Department of Agriculture->Forest Service
  • James Overbay Deputy Chief Department of Agriculture->Forest Service
  • Mark Rey Executive Director American Forestry Association
  • Neil Sampson Executive Vice President American Forestry Association
  • Robert Spence President Pacific Lumber Sales Company
  • David Thorud Dean University of Washington->College of Forest Resources
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Timber Harvesting in Old Growth Forests

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Program ID:
12214-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 1990
Last Aired:
May 14, 1990

Airing Details

  • May 11, 1990 | 10:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 1990 | 9:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 1990 | 3:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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