From the Redwood Forest: Ancient Trees, the Bottom Line, and the Ascent of an Activist

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The oldest trees of the Headwaters Forest pre-date Jesus Christ. For generations they have provided refuge, inspiration, and livelihood for creatures large and small. Harvested sustainably for decades by Pacific Lumber, a family-owned business, it seemed that the legacy of old growth forest could be maintained indefinitely. This situation changed when Pacific Lumber was acquired in 1985 in a hostile takeover by Maxxam Company of Houston. The welfare of the forest and its regional stakeholders suddenly became ...
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1111 Paperback Bargain Price New Book SubTitle/Content: Ancient trees & the bottom line: a headwaters journey [battle to save N. Carolina redwood forests from rapacious ... loggers]. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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The oldest trees of the Headwaters Forest pre-date Jesus Christ. For generations they have provided refuge, inspiration, and livelihood for creatures large and small. Harvested sustainably for decades by Pacific Lumber, a family-owned business, it seemed that the legacy of old growth forest could be maintained indefinitely. This situation changed when Pacific Lumber was acquired in 1985 in a hostile takeover by Maxxam Company of Houston. The welfare of the forest and its regional stakeholders suddenly became secondary to a corporation's need to satisfy financial obligations. Since that takeover, "liquidation logging" practices have fueled passions and caused deep rifts in a land known for its peaceful majesty. Now, the Headwaters Forest is the locus of a virtual environmental holy war, with skirmishes fought in courtrooms, on back roads, in the media, and in the living rooms of local residents who are scared, resentful, and angry that the healthy forest, which for generations has provided jobs, is vanishing. Nature writer Joan Dunning found herself captivated by the fervor of young activists, some of whom are willing to risk their lives by camping on small platforms high in trees slated to be cut down. She dropped other writing and artistic projects in order to document the unfolding story of the Headwaters.
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Nancy B. Tamburello
From the Redwood Forest is the most intimate, well researched book on deforestation in the Northern California region that has been written to-date. . . . The book provides not only a platform for presenting the problems, at the risk of exposing a major corporation's deceptive tactics, but clearly takes one targeted arena of environmental devastation to elaborate on specific to generalized cause-and-effects. -- ForeWord Magazine
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A passionate account of the struggle to save an area of northern California from logging. Describes how it was logged sustainably for decades by a family-owned business, but was subjected to liquidation logging by the Texas corporation that took over the company in 1985. Augmenting the narrative are 57 color photographs by Doug Thron of the forest before and after logging and of protests. No index. The CiP data shows the subtitle as Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781890132118
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Helen and Scott Nearing Titles Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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