Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book review: 'Forests for the People'

Forests for the People: The Story of Americas Eastern National Forests
rn National Forests, by Christopher Johnson and David Govatski, Island Press, 2013, 324 pages. History is full of heroes and villains. Johnson and Govatski have meticulously researched the story of how the eastern national forests suffered when insatiable lumbering and devastating fires overwhelmed the forests east of the 100th meridian. A forest conservation movement led to the passage of the Weeks Act of 1911, which was essential to saving what remained. Read more

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 I recently returned to our Arkansas cottage after a quick road trip to see Manatees in Florida. On a dark, cold Jan. morning I walked to M...