I think you are overestimating the average environmental non-profit salary. The few people I know who work for various non-profits all make much less than they would otherwise make in the private sector or working for the government. Like sub 50k. I have my own criticism's of non-profits in general but in this instance I am in favor of just about anything that is a countervailing force to rapacious capitalism.Environmental groups are a jobs program for bugmen who drive expensive Teslas and late model 4Runners. This isn't 60 years ago - logging has changed a ton and lumber is viewed as a renewable resource. Pines and especially Sequioas grow crazy fast and thick tree stands have to be thinned to benefit the forest and deer.
My friend tried to log his hunting property and it was going to be $100k in permits and erosion mitigation before they even got started. That area burned a couple of years ago. It's a rainforest.
Lumber is "renewable" but timber farms are not forests.
All of our rainforests are burning. Forestry management is one factor but climate change might ultimately be too big of a factor to overcome.