Saturday, January 4, 2014

Believe in the Species' Forest

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.

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.

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

Night Stalkers in a Species Forest


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 

It is interesting that the colors sky blue and bright yellow are the colors of the Species List Forest, FEMEN, Ukraine and also the colors of all handicapped zones (wheelchair access) in the US.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Not Native

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


"Some conservationists do not want it because it undermines their view that conservation consists of excluding all people except officials, tourists and themselves."
--- © 2012 The Indian Express Limited
[Forest Rights Act (FRA) of India states who has rights to use the forest.]


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

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/|]] ([[User talk:|talk]]) 10:03, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

I thank Contributor/ 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/ Thanks very much.  You have given us a new avenue to peruse. --- Stafursky