Select Public Letters & Editorials, 1978 - 2015
The following links and icons represent a selection of Letters to Editors and Editorials published locally, regionally, and/or nationally from 1978 to 2015. Several of these selections are linked to publications in which multiple letters and/or editorials printed; e.g., the links to A.R.C. Quarterly, The Oregonian, and Newport News-Times are linked to more than two dozen additional written opinions. Most of the topics covered are specific to forest management, reforestation, wildfire economics, and local landscape history issues.
Title & Publication
Topic & Setting
|February 7, 1979||"Local Cutbacks Necessary," Readers Speak Out!, News-Times, Newport, Oregon. [PDF_1_MB]||Here are seven (7) published Letters and Guest Editorials printed in the Newport News-Times from 1978 through 1984. Topics include reforestation of federal lands, forest herbicides, a defense of loggers, and needed improvements to Highway 20.|
|Fall, 1981||"Lead Line" (p. 4); "Facts & Opinions" (pp. 8-9); A.R.C. Quarterly, Fall 1983: 4, 8-9. [PDF_4_MB]||Here are about two dozen (24+) links to columns, entries, editorials, and photographs published in seven (7) different issues of the A.R.C. Quarterly from 1981 through 1984; several of which I edited or co-edited. Topics regarded reforestation, forest management, worker safety, forest history, and Wilderness legislation.|
|June, 1982||"Sell Public Land," Letters to the Editor, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon.||Here are eleven (11) Letters and Editorials printed in The Oregonian/OregonLive from 1982 through 2011. Topics include privatization of federal lands, wildfire economics, reforestation, and forest management.|
|January, 1983||"Seeding 'Archaic'," Letters, SAF Journal of Forestry, Bethesda, Maryland. [PDF_1_MB]||Argument against aerial seeding vs. hand planting points made by Denis Lavender regarding the reforestation of the Tillamook Burn. Here is what I wrote on the topic for the A.R.C. Quarterly in September 1983.|
|August 25, 1983||"Wilderness Controversy," A.R.C. Quarterly, Salem, Oregon. [PDF_1_MB]||Publication of August 23, 1983 formal letter on behalf of A.R.C. to Mark Hatfield and Sub-Committee regarding H.R.1149 Oregon Wilderness Resolution.|
|June 26, 1985||"Oregon Pays A High Price For Federal Forest Ownership," Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Oregon.|
|January 22, 1992||"Increased Old Growth?" Letters, SAF Journal of Forestry, Bethesda, Maryland.|
|July 27, 2003||"We Must Speed Up Salvage," Letters to the Editor, Democrat-Herald, Albany, Oregon. [PDF_1_MB]||Lead letter in combined Sunday Corvallis-Albany newspapers as response to two earlier Sunday editorials regarding Biscuit Fire logging salvage.|
|November 3, 2008||"Higher Timber Taxes Not The Answer," Opinion, Guest Viewpoint, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon A-9. [PDF_1_MB]||Here are five (5) Letters and Editorials printed in the Eugene Register-Guard from 2008 through 2010. Topics are Global Warming, forest taxation, malaria, and forest fires.|
|September 14, 2009||"The Real Cost of Forest Fires: Burning Up More Than Oregon's Trees," In My Opinion, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon: A-9. [PDF_1_MB]||Here are eleven (11) Letters and Editorials printed inThe Oregonian/OregonLive from 1982 through 2011. Topics include privatization of federal lands, wildfire economics, reforestation, and forest management.|
|January 2013||[John Marker and Zybach, authors] "Beyond Suppression and Property Loss: Calculating the True Costs of Wildfire," Commentary, Society of American Foresters' The Forestry Source. [PDF_3_MB]||
This editorial was also printed in a revised format with Zybach and Marker listed as co-authors in the Fall 2013 Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal.
Both editorials are based on a 2009 article, which Marker and I also coauthored, along with two others: Mike Dubrasich and Greg Brenner. [PDF_1_MB]
|October 9, 2013||"Cottage Grove Needs A Plan For Its Trees," Opinion, Cottage Grove Sentinel, Cottage Grove, Oregon. [PDF_1_MB]||Here are five (5) articles and editorials published in the Cottage Grove Sentinel from 2011 through 2015.|
Also by Dr. Zybach:
Select Articles: 1981 - 2015
Oral Histories: 1976 - 1988; 1989 - 1999; 2000 - 2015
Poetry: 1966 - 1978
Reports: 1990 - 2015
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