That said, you'll find little disagreement amongst conservation groups that federal land management policies and practices leave much to be desired. Federally-owned lands do not receive the same type of common-sense management approach that privately-owned lands do. Forest management, for example, has been virtually non-existent in many areas. And any forester worth his boots will tell you that a healthy forest is a managed forest—and management must include sensible timber thinning, either by chainsaw or fire. In many areas, that management simply is not happening under Federal control and many forests (and the wildlife that lives there) are suffering.