The Final Word by Jim Thompson

As my own counterpoint to the opening editorial to this issue, there may just be no "waste land" in the future. The resources of altruistic environmental foundations to pick up timberland that may be difficult to log continues to amaze me. And the apparent economics of making alternative fuels from cellulose instead of corn seem to make a compelling argument (if the legislators do not continue to unbalance the equation) for continued North American pulp mill survival (and dare I say, growth?).