Week 9 Day 7 Final Project Sci 275

Week 9 Day 7 Final Project Sci 275 - Mitigation Strategies...

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Unformatted text preview: Mitigation Strategies and Solutions 1 Sonja Sonja Saltzgi Saltzgi ver ver Axia Axia College College of the of the Universit Universit y of y of Phoenix Phoenix Mitigati Mitigati on on Strategi Strategi es and es and Solution Solution s Mitigation Strategies and Solutions 2 One of the main concerns for the environment is the over cutting of trees in and around our foresting areas. The over cutting is encroaching on the homes of the forest animals and threatens the climate’s stability. Unfortunately, the jobs of loggers are jeopardized by the extinguishing of clear cutting, so they fight for their jobs while others fight for the environment. Once a forest ecosystem is ruined, it can not be replaced immediately. It will take a hundred years or more for this ecosystem to reestablish. Trees are cut to allow for grazing pasture for livestock among other excuses. This is particularly wasteful and tragic in the rainforests because the earth floors of rainforests contain nutrients in the top two inches only. Just inside a few years, the livestock will have consumed the plant life and then advance to other areas leaving nothing but desert land in its wake. (The Green Community, 2008) Trees are also cut to provide a clearing for mining and drilling equipment. Population growth gives pretext to allow for clear cutting in addition to building materials and fuel consumption. There are also mistakes made during this process, and trees are cut on accident. If we continue at our present rate, we will not have this natural resource for our future. There are many activist groups that continue to grow in members due to the cutting of historic, old, or protected trees. One activist group was taken to court over certain descriptive words. The plaintiff wanted the courts to rule out words such as “heritage trees”, “old-growth”, and “protects”, stating they were “meaningless politically charged words”. (Sierra Club, 2002) The courts ruled in favor of the activist group, and members started pouring in, along with signatures for the petition to halt the cutting of trees over 150 years old. People may not realize the impact this would have on future generations. By protection of our ancient trees, we ensure Mitigation Strategies and Solutions 3 the existence of that particular tree species. This nation needs to preserve our forests, tree species, and natural habitats to ensure survival of future inhabitants; animal and human alike....
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