This is a very complicated subject for me, I grew up in timber country, everyone I knew worked for lumber mills or logging companies. I remember when the spotted owl bullshit happened. "They only live in old growth forests" they proclaimed. Some years later all of the sudden the spotted owl magically appeared in new growth forests. That's just 1 bullshit story that our ecological "experts" have told only to change their story later.
Anyways, all those ugly dead logs and trees you mentioned could have been put to good use. Unstead now they are a fire hazard, waiting to fuel the next big fire thats coming in the future. Half the usa burned down last year, we were in a drought, but if half the dead trees and logs had been removed, it might not have been so bad. I'll agree that I'm sick of seeing them clear cut large sections and not plant new trees. Ill agree that we are destroying our forests and everything else in nature at an unprecedented rate. I'm tired of seeing new developments and roads in places they shouldn't be. Logging roads could be recovered and disappear after being used, trees replanted and the ecological damage hidden and recovered. But they won't, it cost to much and after all, cash is king. I'm going to argue that we need proper forest management. And some places should never be touched, except for hiking and camping type activities. You will never end logging. Too many things we need come from trees.