farsighted


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For many years farsighted homeowners across the country have been doing just that--restoring native ecosystems in their yards.
Other farsighted forest managers predict that coming decades will see more widespread use of equipment just now showing up in the woods: hydraulic faller-bunchers that slice off trees at ground level; de-limbers, or harvesters, that eliminate the dangerous and labor-intensive work of bucking trees in favor of picking up the whole tree, slicing off limbs, and sawing it into lengths ready to load on the truck; and forwarders, or mobile skidders, navigating slopes up to 45 degrees and bringing larger loads back to the landing with less terrain damage.
Farsighted members of the United States Congress, like Representatives Jim Jontz (D-IN), Kika de la Garza (D-TX), and Claudine Schneider (R-RI) and Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Timothy Wirth (D-CO), and Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN) are working hard on legislation setting out clear national policies.