the Redwood Forest : Ancient
Trees and the Bottom Line: A Headwaters Journey by Joan Dunning, Doug Thron
This journal is a tough analysis of an
unscrupulous corporate raiders methods of mining the
temperate old growth redwood rain forests of Humboldt County,
California. Joan and Dougs curiosity and observations lead
her and us through all the resent events and to many victims of
such a mass liquidation of forest, soil, waterways and wildlife.
As a resident of the area, I have read news accounts regarding
the Headwaters Forest, but none have even come close to the
articulate passion that Joan has focused on to repeatedly hit
her mark. The natural descriptions of the remaining groves and
wildlife are tender and capable of grinding the callousness from
even the hardest of hearts. I find myself walking in circles of
despair for all of the destruction that has already taken place.
Dougs photo journal validates every accusation made against
this corporations blatant grab for money at the expense our
community, our childrens future and everything sacred. Read
this book, then make it required reading for all of your friends
and family -- Michael Guerriero.
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What is clearcutting? Clearcutting means the felling
and removal of all trees from a given tract of forest. One forestry expert refers to the
practice as "an ecological trauma that has no precedent in nature except for a major
volcanic eruption." Clearcutting can destroy an area's ecological integrity in a
number of ways, including:
|the destruction of buffer zones which reduce the severity of flooding by absorbing and
|the immediate removal of forest canopy, which destroys the habitat for many
rainforest-dependent insects and bacteria;|
|the removal of forest carbon sinks, leading to global warming through the increased
human-induced and natural carbon dioxide build-up in the atmosphere;|
|the elimination of fish and wildlife species due to soil erosion and habitat loss;|
|the loss of small-scale economic opportunities, such as fruit-picking, sap extraction,
and rubber tapping; and|
|the destruction of aesthetic values and recreational opportunities.|
Intact, healthy forests play a large role in supporting all forms of life on Earth. To
environmentalists, the finality of clearcutting is viewed as an ecological tragedy.
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Headwaters Forest is the largest remaining unprotected old growth redwood forest in the world. This forest
complex (over 50,000 acres) is located n the Northern California coast, (near Eureka)
about 300 mi north of San Francisco. Headwaters is the last remnant of an ancient redwood
ecosystem that once extended unbroken from Oregon to Central California. Headwaters is
critical habitat for many species, several of which are threatened or endangered. The
marbled murrelet, the coho salmon, the Northern Spotted Owl, the marten, the goshawk, the
Olympic salamander, and a variety of other flora and fauna live in Headwaters.
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