Re “Finally, a focus on saving the great forests of the Sierra. Is it too late?Finally, a focus on saving the great forests of the Sierra. Is it too late?” (Editorials, Sept. 23) : The dire condition of our forests requires us do something drastically different than what we have been doing. It is obvious that the current policies of “wise management,” being spearheaded by the environmental left, have failed. The results include millions of dead trees in our forests and an ever-increasing forest fire danger. It is time that we tried going back to an era when we were able to manage our forests by cutting out sick and dying trees through invigorating the timber industry. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, has legislation, the Resilient Forests Act, that is a great example of how we need to manage our forests, and its urgency cannot be understated.
Kenneth Payne, Carmichael