Young tropical forests lose biodiversity as they suffer repeated disturbance, a new Smithsonian study confirms. Credit: Christian Ziegler, STRI
Any species' forest is harmed by people. Colder climate forest and tropical forest alike.
We must set aside many acres of species' forest, species' grasslands, species' deserts, species' mountains and oceans.
To save the Species' Planet
we must do it NOW!
A species' forest is like a child. You might give a child away for a better home, but you would never sell your child.
A species' forest is like a child.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
If you believe in the species' forest you will never cut it down. Most foresters do not believe in the species' forest. During this 21st century they will come to believe. Better late than never.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Join us. Serve the Species' Planet.
You will not regret doing so. The ambivalence that you have been feeling during your career will evaporate. One life will end; another will begin. Don't worry, people can pretty much take care of themselves, but the Species' Planet needs you.
Photo credit to the source.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
In the United States signs are needed around a species forest to provide some protection form the night stalkers. Signs often mean that cameras are not far away. In other nations, such as Chernobyl, Ukraine and Fukushima, Japan much of the species forest is avoided because of fear of radiation pollution. Yet when there are resources to be hunted even the fear of radiation will not keep night stalkers from entering and harming a forest.
In this image, Species List Forest, a species forest in Conway, Massachusetts US, post signs must be carried on foot to mark a boundary line. Hopefully, this will stop night stalkers from harming native trees and other native vegetation on conservation land. See Night stalkers
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Deep in the woods we discover the mother of all invasive barberries surrounded by little ones.
If you are overseeing a species forest look first on the old logging roads. They will be heavily infected with invasive plants which crowd out native plants. It is our job to defend the native plants by killing the invasives. Not difficult to do, however, it is not particularly fun.
There is a native barberry in North America, but this is an invasive barberry inadvertently brought in by illegal loggers clearing a way into the forest over fifteen years ago. Among other things, logging (1) brings in invasive plants, (2) encourages thick briars and undergrowth, (3) selectively removes native trees and thus altering the native equilibrium, (4) destroys the forest canopy, (5) introduced disease and (6) causes deer populations to surge.
At this very moment the Supreme Court of the United States of America will determine if a logging road is "'point sources' of water pollution requiring industrial discharge permits typically applied to factories and sewage plants . . ." Forest Owners Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Review Forest Roads Case.
If you look closely at the picture here you will see grass in the foreground. Grass sometimes grows in the deep woods when the forest canopy is absent. Besides invasives, ruts and stumps, grass also indicates a logging road was used here some years ago.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
POISONING THE WELL FALLACY AND STRAWMAN ARGUMENT
--- © 2012 The Indian Express Limited
[Forest Rights Act (FRA) of India states who has rights to use the forest.]
RESPONSE TO THESE ARGUMENTS
A SPECIES FOREST IS not for tourists or environmentalists. A SPECIES FOREST is for all the other species.
A species forest allows people, but they cannot harm or alter a species forest. If people designate a place as a species forest it is for all the other species. If people do not claim a forest as a species forest then that place can be occupied by people and exploited and people have agreed that the Rights of Nature do not apply to that place.
This odd, deformed tree is a tree of the SPECIES FOREST.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Species Forest Alternative Expressions Question
In what way is a "species forest" different from a "natural forest" ? Is there any need to invent yet another special term for something that can already be referred to using an existing term that is perfectly clear ? [[Special:Contributions/126.96.36.199|188.8.131.52]] ([[User talk:184.108.40.206|talk]]) 10:03, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
I thank Contributor/220.127.116.11 for actually asking a good question. NATURAL is an adjective and therefor it does not denote ownership. SPECIES is a noun that is used both in singular and plural form and can be made possessive (species') because species is a plural word. However, species and species' are homonyms. In this case it is practical, conventional and traditional to drop the apostrophe and simply spell it as SPECIES FOREST. I have recently seen someone write SPECIES RAINFOREST . . . without the apostrophe. NATURAL FOREST is a very good term, but does it does not say who/what "owns" or occupies the forest. NATURAL FOREST also need more explanation when it is used such as "In what way is it natural?" The landscape itself is natural? Are the species indigenous or is there a mix of species that have gone wild in that place? Also, [[natural]] defined on Wikipedia is a mare's nest, while [[species]] is not, because it is a noun. As far as 'introducing" new word . . . the natural landscape needs all the words it can get. Most of the words describing the constituent pieces of the landscape were created long ago by those who look for resources. Dozens, if not hundreds, of trades that have their own words of forest product extraction. Thanks you Contributor/18.104.22.168. Thanks very much. You have given us a new avenue to peruse. --- Stafursky
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Welcome to species forests of the world.
A species forest is a forest of, by and for all the other species native to that forest. People do not manage a species forest.
Species forest cannot be defined biologically, because species forest is not just one of many forest types. It is not a forest type that a field technician can use in a study. This has led conservative biologist to conclude that species forest is gibberish. I assure you it is not. Species forest only seems like gibberish to those who want to manage, groom, harvest and exploit the forests of the world. There are others who wish to return, restore and make whole the forests of the world. It is these people that know the time of the species forests has come. These people know what these forests are. They know species forests existed for millennia. They know species forests exist today. Most importantly they know species forests must be returned as soon as possible for their sake and the sake of the planet.
There have been only a few attempts at finding a name for a forest that is apart form people, yet there have been many names of forests used as resources.
"A species forest is a forest of, by and for all nonhuman species; it is a place in the natural landscape occupied by all its existing and recently extant plant, animal, fungal, and microbial organisms." Rstafursky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Species_forest) 12:40, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
On June 9th, 2012 species forest was deleted from Wikipedia by some of their editors who had searched and searched and had concluded that (1) species forest was a term coined by Rstafursky and (2) there existed no scholarly definition of species forest. This is what they determined, but this is not quite true.
I came upon the term during a ten year effort to save eighty-four acres of forested land in Conway, Massachusetts. I used a preexisting 501c3, nonprofit, charitable, conservation organization that a few of us had created in 1992 to maintain a world species database of databases. That ten year Internet effort ended in 2003, however, the shorthand name of the organization appropriately was World Species List and although the database is no longer maintained the name World Species List Forest and a shorter Species List Forest was used when in 2001 I donated all of my inherited land to be returned to the natural landscape in perpetuity. Over the years as these acres were restored to the sole control of native species it became clear that there might be more forests and other people wanting those forests similarly restored. So some of us thought that the local name LIST could be replaced by something relevant to another forest, but then it occurred to me one day "Why not simply SPECIES FOREST?" So there you are.
We could find no scholarly prior use of the term. I was astonished, to say the least. But that astonishment soon turned to puzzlement. Why had biologist and environmentalist not used species forest to define a forest just for all the other species? The short answer is that they were not interested in a name for the natural forest, because then they would have to protect it . . . all of it. Their jobs prevented them from giving rights to a forest. But, nothing prevents you and I from saying a SPECIES FOREST is already occupied by all the other species and it has rights. --- Richard Stafursky
Species forest example. Not notably exotic, but free of human influence.