This process does not ignore the value of the forest products from the forests but, they become the by-products of proper management.
Yes, forests are required for life on our planet but, current management principles will result in destroying the remaining forests, just as we are draining our planet of fossil fuels. We do have a problem, and change is essential if we want to provide for future generations! We can not survive without forests and current management is shrinking the acres of lands covered with trees and destroying the bio-diversity of the forested acres that remain! Are we going to continue on our path of materialism or step forward and work together to achieve a more desirable future? I assure you we have the power to make a difference and the solutions will not be found in the political process!