A lot of times, we’re either ‘for it’ or ‘agin it’. In the case of environmental impacts by human land uses, there can be a ‘happy medium’. I saw it first hand when I was involved with farmers who agreed to fence out their dairy cows from streams, while crossings and alternative watering was implemented. The riparian buffers were allowed to flourish which was good for the wildlife, and the cattle got all their needs met. On a larger scale, the science seems to suggest that selective harvest of trees in the Amazon can work if managed properly. You just have to get people to agree.