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E-M:/ Old Growth Logging and the Goshawk



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Enviro-Mich message from "Tamilyn H. Sanderson" <sirdufus@freeway.net>
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I thought this may be relevant, mostly because of the moritorium on logging
roads.  If the Goshawk gets listed, we won't have to worry about some of our
forests here in Michigan.

Tamilyn H. Sanderson
REP America
Michigan Coordinator
GREEN District Captain
1384 Maxwell Rd
Petoskey, MI  49770
616-348-2685


GREENLines, Tuesday, March 2, 1999 from GREEN,

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM?:  The AP 2/26 reported a coalition of 18
environmental groups is suing the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list
the northern goshawk as endangered.  Similar efforts in 1991 and 1996
were unsuccessful, with the agency declaring the species ineligible for
listing.  The goshawk nests primarily in old growth forests, and is
seen as a key indicator species for ecosystem health.
Environmentalists claim the agency has been pressured by timber
companies to not list the species because doing so would restrict old
growth logging.

MAJORITY OPPOSE OLD GROWTH LOGGING:  The Rainforest Action Network
announced 2/24 a public opinion poll found 62.5% responded "no" to the
question, "Should companies today use or sell products made from old-
growth wood?"  Almost 60% said old growth logging should be banned.
"These polling results confirm...[that] the American people believe it's
simply wrong to cut down old growth trees," said Michael Brune of RAN.
RAN commissioned the independent poll as part of its campaign to end
old growth logging and to target companies like Home Depot that
continue to sell such products.  Brune added, "Home Depot is lagging
behind."




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