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When will it end?

March 25, 2013

Dear editor: A few years ago, the land behind my home was serverely logged. No, it is not my land, but the change upset me because all our chilhood trails and hideout were gon....

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writer10

Mar-26-13 2:26 AM

Lets see here, this letter was written most likely using either a pen or a computer, both of which are made of plastic which is derived from oil. Chances are this letter was also put on paper, which is derived from trees. If it was electronically transferred than a computer was used, made of plastic derived from oil, and electricity was also used, generated from natural gas and from a power plant where everything is made from one resource or another. If you don't like the harm to the environment than very simply stop buying stuff that is made from the very resources you complain about being exploited.

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archaeo1

Mar-26-13 8:25 AM

In the early 1900s the forests were stripped bare. It frustrates me too. But its not my land. More ANF wilderness land should be set aside,but timber oil and gas dont like that either.

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colorado

Mar-26-13 8:49 AM

When Columbus arrived here he didn't have to contend with oil wells, pollution, and clear cuts. He did however find the living a bit tougher than we have it.

Everything in life has tradeoffs. I prefer lights, heat, and the modern comforts of life. You can't have it both ways.

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Jimmy1

Mar-26-13 9:43 AM

We need to invest in clean green energy! It is the future! Not oil and gas! Yes we will still need oil and gas, but not near as much! Wind, solar, hydro, hydrogen, etc. if we don't wake up soon we WILL destroy this planet! Wake up people! Once we ruin our water supply you can't drink oil and we will be buying our water from over seas too!

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sclark

Mar-26-13 9:56 AM

I agree totally. I live up on the hill too and it makes me sick to see the woods destroyed all in the name of profit. Taking walks in the woods is almost impossibe with all the destruction. If I wanted to live near an refinery I would of moved to Warren

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guessagain

Mar-26-13 2:40 PM

Why didn't this person buy the land and perserved it for the wildlife

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Starla

Mar-26-13 3:48 PM

I would have bought the land, but it has not been for sale since the 70's. I just graduated HS

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MyOpinion

Mar-26-13 5:53 PM

First, the land is not yours. The way it is managed is none of your business. Second, Clear cutting is a valid land management. You don't know the condition of the woodlot that was there. Nor, do you know the result the owner of the land wanted. The clear cut has the best chance of producing high value Black Cherry that is no longer readily available on the ANF due to the eco-freaks. After the sun loving trees have rooted, the land will be covered with low brush and blackberries cover for the song birds, turkey, and grouse. As the trees grow larger, the brush will subside to a healthy young, disease resistant forest. The land owner will weed out the trash like any gardener would. They will end up with a high value wood lot that will support varied wild life. There is a chance the land was raped, but there is an equal chance the land was well managed. Stop whining and learn the value of what was done. Most of all MYOB.

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guessagain

Mar-26-13 6:31 PM

It sounds like some one is upset because they no longer has the use of someone else s property. I am sure if and when the writer gets their own property and other people tell them what they can or can not do, it would be a different situation. Myopinion said it all MYOB

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sclark

Mar-26-13 8:13 PM

ok its not my property but Im not destroying anything by walking in the woods and enjoying nature. I will not MINE MY OWN BUSINESS when and if it affect my rights not to have pollution in my water well and in the air I breath. You dont live here... I DO

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archaeo1

Mar-26-13 11:08 PM

no problem in 30+ years things might start to look better. I can remember clear-cuts in the 70s , they are still too hard to walk in. Ex . Cherry grove near Arnot Run.

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archaeo1

Mar-26-13 11:12 PM

no problem in 30+ years things might start to look better. I can remember clear-cuts in the 70s , they are still too hard to walk in. Ex . Cherry grove near Arnot Run. I would OF moved to warren,OF or have?And you MINE your business?

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Kelly14

Mar-26-13 11:47 PM

Bet if they were giving u free gas this letter would never have been written. Funny how you mentioned not being given it!

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warrenpausa

Mar-27-13 12:18 AM

STELLA! STELLA!

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guessagain

Mar-27-13 5:06 AM

The word of the day is trespass. How do you know that you did not step on an endangered plant and killed it? How do you know by being there that you scared some animal into flight and caused it to be injured? What about the erosion you caused by walking the same way (created a path). How first it was grass covered and then became a dirt path. Yes the property was not up for sale but your family could have asked to buy it. But why buy something when you can use it for free.

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colorado

Mar-27-13 7:20 AM

In her defense, they did timber behind her quite hard and then leased and posted the land. It will come back and in fact has already started to but will be decades before it looks like it did pre logging.

They are really hammering the land in front of her with logging but mostly roads and well pads. It may come back when the minerals are extracted and the drillers leave but not in our lifetime.

Bottom line though is we do need the resources to maintain our lifestyle and the present owners choose to use their land in that manner.

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dubedit

Mar-27-13 8:31 AM

Self-centered freeloader thinking she's entitled to use land that belongs to other people. That's the reason the country is doomed, because she wants to control what others do with their property.

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sclark

Mar-27-13 9:03 AM

Most of you need to read this letter again. Did you ever think that maybe it was the change. The trees around that have been looked at for years are gone. The woods that have become a comfort are missing? But I quess its much earier to sling mud. Shame on you. It has nothing to do with land ownership.

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MTOMTO

Mar-27-13 9:40 AM

It has everything to do with land ownership. To make such an assertion is extremely niave.

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25or624

Mar-27-13 11:28 AM

I believe that the letter-writer will bear some cost -- real, tangible cost — from the activities going on just beyond her property's borders. If she bought her home before the surrounding landscape was decimated by logging and drilling, it was probably worth what she paid for it. Now? Not so much.

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25or624

Mar-27-13 11:31 AM

Is she compensated for that loss. Probably not. But, then again, she should have realized that where there are trees, there is logging. Where there are things underground, there will be people who take them. The lesson: Don't think you are safe from development just because you live in a remote area.

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Lifelongresident

Mar-27-13 2:42 PM

For those defending her... (BTW I love trees) but I also respect property owners rights.

Seems similar to every other development issue. How is this different than people fighting a Dollar General store from locating next to their home?

It's okay to develop unless it impacts me.

While I feel for this lady and completely understand where she is coming from, she has no right to tell others how they manage their property, unless they are doing something illegal that can be proven.

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cletis80

Mar-27-13 3:13 PM

Ridiculous, first of all not your land, and secondly, blame that car u drive and ur household cleaners more on colder winters and hotter summers

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