A flight over the state of Oregon reveals a checker board of clear cut landscape however these scars are rarely seen when driving because large 'buffers' of vegetation are kept along most roads. While driving along the central Oregon coast, I pulled over and walked 20 meters off the road to find miles of clear cut landscape. After every tree on the hill is cut, the area is replanted with a single fast growing species. The result is a green slope lacking any significant biodiversity. Yes, timber is a resource. But clear cutting is not the answer. Selective cutting could utilize this resource without wreaking havoc on the environment.