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Re: E-M:/ Saturday Detnews on Michigan Forests



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Enviro-Mich message from "Tom & Anne Woiwode" <woiwode@voyager.net>
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Actually this article is one of a serious of articles by Associated Press 
reporter John Flesher which should show up in a lot of papers state wide.
The list of articles can be found at:

http://hotnews.mlive.com/pages/michnews.html

One of them is about Tim Flynn, extraordinary forest activist, who is
profiled in part because he runs a lumber yard.  You can see just how much
the timber industry dislikes Tim from the comments.

The articles are summarized below (taken from the connecting web page listed
above)


Facts about Sustainable Forestry Initiative - 12/11/99 12:07 PM
In 1994, the American Forest & Paper Association established the Sustainable
Forestry Initiative. The voluntary program urges loggers, paper mills and
other sectors of the industry to strive for objectives such as:

Michigan forests then and now - 12/11/99 12:06 PM
When the first European settlers arrived in what would become Michigan,
forests covered nearly all its 36 million acres.
Facts and figures about forests in Michigan - 12/11/99 12:06 PM
Facts and figures about Michigan's forests as reported by the Department of
Natural Resources:

No shortage of trees despite logging, industry says - 12/11/99 12:05 PM
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) -- Barely as long as John Johnson's hand, the larch
seedling he displays inside the company greenhouse could serve as a symbol
for the forest products business -- and for its critics.

Lumberyard owner takes on logging industry - 12/11/99 12:04 PM
GOOD HART, Mich. (AP) -- An occasional bird's chirp and the crunch of dried
leaves underfoot are the only sounds as Tim Flynn trudges across a rugged
section of the Mackinaw State Forest.

Michigan forests recover from logging boom, but remain vulnerable - 12/11/99
12:03 PM
WITCH LAKE, Mich. (AP) -- With computerized sensors and a hydraulic arm, Jim
Carey's mechanical tree harvester needs less than 30 seconds to fell a
50-foot birch, strip off the branches and slice it into logs.




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Tom, Anne, Nate and Pete Woiwode
5088 Powell Road
Okemos, MI 48864

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>From: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
>To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
>Subject: E-M:/ Saturday Detnews on Michigan Forests
>Date: Sat, Dec 11, 1999, 1:37 PM
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> Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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> Saturday's detnews.com has an article on Michigan forests
> with some of EM's participants quoted.....along with a
> picture of Doug Cornett
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> http://detnews.com/1999/metro/9912/11/12110116.htm
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