Friday, November 18, 2005

Clearcutting in central West Virginia

This was the vista that appeared before me and a freind after a few miles of driving on a gravel/dirt road past long-gone mines, and one still standing tipple.

All of the trees on this ridge were felled, but lying on the side of the mountain Apparantely they were being burnt, not even used for logging, though it's possible this is ...large underbrush on fire? No explanation was apparant from what we saw, only questions: such as... isn't clear cutting illegal?

This is the landscape just prior to those last scenes, a murky pond polluted by who knows what other than the bare earth around it.


Blogger Edie said...

Wow! Interesting pictures! I'm going to add you to my links.

7:53 PM  

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