“It hurts people’s hearts. But we have to use every tool at our disposal to save the forests and to save the park and to restore a healthy ecosystem and to keep people safe.” NYT (Gift Article): At Yosemite, a Preservation Plan That Calls for Chain Saws. “Ms. Muldoon says that more aggressive steps need to be taken than before to make the forests of Yosemite more resilient. But she and the park’s management will first have to prevail in court. A judge this month temporarily halted the park’s biomass removal efforts, as the tree cutting was euphemistically known, in response to a lawsuit filed by an environmental group based in Berkeley.” If people can’t see the forest through the trees, the Yosemite Chainsaw Massacre will turn into the Nightmare on Elm Street.