A Sedimental Journey: How Historic Deforestation Degrades Waterways Today
I was invited to give this presentation by my watershed group, Friends of the North Fork Shenandoah River. In “A Sedimental Journey: How Historic Deforestation Degrades Waterways Today,” I …
Forests of the Southern Appalachians: Repairing the Past, Defending the Future
The theme for the 2020 annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association was “Appalachian Understories.” Conference announcements cited, somewhat vaguely, the “Mother Forest.” This was nice to see because the globally unique Southern Appalachian forests don’t receive much recognition, especially the world-class national forest commons. Yet these nearly contiguous six million acres …
In the Fatherland of Forestry: Time Travels through the German Wild
Original essay written in 2014 describing changes in former East Germany since I first visited there in 1991.
“Don’t worry about the land mines,” said Holger Galonska, district forester for the former East German
The Great Forest
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“The Great Forest” was published in the Wilderness Magazine, spring 1994.
“Rage is not the politically correct emotion to feel in an old growth forest. Awe, veneration, respect, humility, these are expected. But I want to …
The Case for Eastern Old-Growth
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“The Case for Eastern Old-Growth” was published in American Forests, May/June 1989.
This is the first article to raise the issue of new old-growth in the formerly deforested East.