Currently, BC Forestry allows for more jobs for people, as well as increases our economy with trades to other countries. However, I feel like we will soon have to slow down this process by cutting less trees so we do not end up ruining our environment anymore than we have. Clearcutting is a bad way to deal with this, because this is just clearing a large amount of land of trees and leaving it dry. The way to stop this is with Silviculture, which is the process of maintaining and regrowing trees in an area. We will have to have less demand on exporting goods associated with trees in order to slow everything down completely, and then we will be able to maintain our environment and economy with out either of the two crashing.
How successful do you think silviculture is? If it’s successful in BC, does that mean we’ve achieved something sustainable? Is selective logging any better?