(04-30-2013, 10:04 PM)JollyRoger Wrote: ???
Our lands are not devastated here... ??
You are only seeing it from ground level a mile at a time. Take an airplane ride over the State. It's mostly all forests, lakes, rivers, streams, canyons, desert, meadows.... We have it all here and the population centers are closer to the River mouths and Puget Sound and Gray's Harbor, etc. The rest is pretty much pristine old growth forest.
I drove from BC to WA, SEast through WA and OR to Baker City straight across to the West Coast on hwy 7 and then N to WA and back to BC. I'm a silvicuturist (silva=tree, culture=to grow) re-forestation is my profession. I know what I saw.