Developing consensus about desirable choices in public land and resources management requires an informed public. People must understand our nation's dependence upon forest products, its sources of wood and fiber supply, and the economic and lifestyle consequences of limiting United States timber harvests when demand remains strong. Gridlock caused by people polarized over timber harvest issues has diverted their attention from the more unifying concept of preserving forest ecosystem processes. Forest products companies have much to contribute to understanding and preserving forest ecosystems.
Matson, James L.
"Views of a commodity producer on natural resources conflicts,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/6