The referendum to ban clear-cutting would eliminate the leveling of large stands
The referendum to ban clear-cutting would eliminate the leveling of large stands of trees and reduce the amount that could be cut on any particular acre in the woods. Referendum supporters say the measure merely puts cutting on a long-term, sustainable basis, while opponents say it would devastate the current forest economy. Details, related article on the compromise to the referendum, profiles of Jonathan Carter of the Maine Green Party; Lloyd Irland, a consulting forester who has worked for the state and various timber and paper companies; Mitch Lansky of Wytopitlock, a prolific author on forest subjects and perhaps the best-known critic of industry practices; Doug Denico, forest manager for S.D. Warren's Northeast division; and John McNulty, vice president of Seven Islands Lands Co. of Bangor, a company often cited as responsible forest managers.
Clear-cutting, Forest management, Referendums (State)
Rooks, Douglas, "The referendum to ban clear-cutting would eliminate the leveling of large stands" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1815.