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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:22 PM

Finland is a "forest country", but they clean the floor

Would a random 12 year old as President say fewer nonsensical half baked things than Donald Trump? Finland is in the fucking arctic. Is northern Canada plagued by wildfires? Because, that's also a "forest country". It was kind of funny watching Gavin Newsom & Jerry Brown nod their heads to this bullshit so Trump will just expedite relief funding.

Is this about Trump using the situation as an opportunity to push for more logging in state/federal forests?

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Cattledog Nov 2018 #1

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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:45 PM

1. Finland gets 27" of precipitation per year & doesn't have 55mph winds.

CA hasn't had any measurable rainfall since May.

Here's a sample of Finlands management:

"An environmental program for forestry was adopted in 1994. It was based on two international documents: the set of forest-related principles approved at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and the general principles for sustainable forestry adopted at the second meeting of European forest ministers in Helsinki the following year. With the adoption of the environmental program and the entry into force of the new legislation, the goal of Finnish forestry became one of not only ensuring a sustainable economic return, but also preserving biodiversity and facilitating multiple use of forests.

The goal did not remain merely an aspiration expressed on paper. Four years after the adoption of the environmental program, we can see that much progress towards the sustainability stipulated in it has been made. This is reflected on the ground in the almost total abandonment of heavy-handed practices like bog drainage, deep ploughing of forest soil and using herbicides to kill undergrowth.

Habitats of importance for the preservation of biodiversity have been excluded from forestry and felling operations, and both living and dead trees have been left in felled areas.
Natural regeneration of trees has increased in importance relative to planting nursery-grown seedlings and more attention is paid to pre-serving forest landscapes."


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