You have 20 minutes to plan and write your response. Your response will be judged on the basis of the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the points in the lecture and their relationship to the reading passage. Typically, an effective response will be 150 to 225 words. Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they cast doubt on the specific points made reading passage.

The reading and the lecture are both about salvage logging, which means removing trees from a forest fire and storm. The author of the reading feels that there are three possible explanations for the benefits of salvage logging. The lecture challenges the claims made by the author. His position is that cleaning forests by removing dead trees do not mean benefits. To begin with, the author argues that removing dead trees after the devasting fire could provide a good chance to grow up new plants in that area otherwise it took too much time to clean up the forest and there are no possibilities for new plants. This specific argument is challenged by the lecturer. She claims that cleaning does not mean the necessary right condition. Those decompose trees would be beneficial for future generations trees as a form of fertilizer. Secondly, the writer suggests dead trees take more space than take up trees. These after decay attract many types of insects, so there are more possibilities to destroys other plants' habitats. The lecture, however, rebuts this by mentioning that insects and birds are benefits because plants survive around 100 years. This dead tree provides habitats for many types of living things. Finally, the author posits that salvage logging has economical applications such as many industries are based on wood and spend lots of money to collect, so many job opportunities would be created at the local level. In contrast, the lecturer's position is that for collecting that wood they have to spend lots of money because for that helicopter and other vichele should be used and the job opportunities are temporary. In addition to this, they have to spend lots of money on training the local people.
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