Richard Gienger’s latest edition of Diggin’ In
In this issue I’ll be “recapping” some of the continuing sagas, like the bond funding freeze and watershed / fisheries restoration work. But first I’m going to try to summarize some of the elements of the so-called “timber wars” over the last three-plus decades and then focus on crucial current conflicts and opportunities.
I’ll have to skim over years of fundamental detail in order to get to the here-and-now. For those who want to dig in deep, there are multiple sources to search out—you might be able to earn a PhD, or two, for your efforts. For a one-stop summary of a central aspect you might read and/or acquire Sharon Duggan and Tara Mueller’s Guide to the California Forest Practice Act and Related Laws.
For a millennial overview I’d recommend A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization by John Perlin. And while you’re thinking millennial, read King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon by David R. Montgomery.
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April 27th, 2010 in Richard Gienger - Diggin' in: