Light in the Forests


Mr. Vilsack’s speech displayed a firm grasp of the importance of healthy forests, and he promised to work with landowners to keep even private forests in good shape. “It is essential,” he said, in language not much heard in his department, “that we reconnect Americans across the nation with the natural resources and landscapes that sustain us.”

…He must also make sure that the Tongass National Forest is included in any new roadless plan despite the Alaska Congressional delegation’s insistence that it be opened to logging.