America's Forest - January 2015

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111 years of Sustainable Management - Soper-Wheeler Co. - Strawberry Valley, California.

After harvest the land is prepared for the next cycle. Seedlings are planted to ensure a healthy forest will quickly regenerate. The new forest is managed to provide healthy growing conditions requiring years of investment. The first commercial thinning will not take place for approximately 30 years. Forest management is a long-term commitment, usually spanning two-three human generations. Forestry, as it is practiced in California, is perhaps the most highly regulated industry in the nation.

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