Ancient Forest Wars, 80's, 90's Published Articles
- 11/89 (Article): Activists forced to choose clearcuts or Govt. will do it for them. My two advisory boards "choose" the "least worst" 300 million board feet.
- 12/89 (Timber sale Appeal): Three units of a larger timber sale near Port Orford Oregon that would have ruined two popular recreational areas. A typical sale circa late 1980's.
- 1/90 (Article): Dave Werschkul, our County Commissioner, founder of Oregon Audubon, PhD, is convicted of felonies, fined, jailed, removed from office, for minor infraction.
- 1/90 (Article): Status of contested local timber sales; being forced into helping fulfill timber quotas. Key role of corridors in forests.
- 2/90 (Letter) Protest of wholesale, flagrant, notorious violations of laws and regulations by BLM observed on a Timber Sale advisory board.
- 3/90 (Article): Shasta Costa "New Perspectives" million dollar "light touch" forestry project launched in our neighborhood.
- 4/90 (Congressional testimony): Infamous Sec 318 Timber sale review boards that forced our complicity in lifting injunctions on 20 nearby timber sales.
- 5/90 (Article): Report of speech to Society of American Foresters – some should be tried as ecological war criminals. Earth Day deteriorates into a corporate celebration.
- 7/90 (Article): Congressman Denny Smith says Spotted owls live on Kmart roofs. 23,000 acre Shasta Costa Roadless area project starts with a double cross.
- 9/90 (Article): Predictions about the future of Ancient forests; Shasta Costa's infamous Appendix F. Who is the public? Timber sales and Wild fish.
- 11/90 (Article): Shasta Costa. Increased public participation means enviro's asked more and more to participate in timber sales that are worse and worse.
- 3/91 (Article): "Medford Summit". Shasta Costa unravels. "John Muir-like" goals and guidelines implemented by quota-driven rangers is futile.
- 5/91 (Article): Why the Forest Service and BLM planning model is "Stalinist". "Earth Day" Boycott. Conflict with National Audubon Society. Lawsuit victory.
- 7/91 (Article): Timber companies escape local, severance or corporate taxes. Shasta Costa EIS. Problems. Judge Dwyer rules: FS deliberately breaking laws".
- 10/91 (Article) Kalmiopsis Audubon Society played an important role in the Ancient Forest wars. Review of their aggressive philosophy, membership and diverse activities.
- 9/91 (Article): America's peculiar views on property rights? "You can't tell a man what he can do with his own land." Part 1
- 1/92 (Article): "Economic development": mostly $ for local real estate speculators. Why social, human, or civil claims lack parity with "property rights". Part 2
- 3/92 (Article): The public: pro–environment yet opposed to modest environmental reforms. A call for better strategies and agenda.
- 5/92 (Article) Major retrospective of Shasta Costa for Forest Watch Magazine—how it began, developed and eventually lost its original goals and direction.
- 5/93 (Article): Clinton Forest Summit: Democrats won't face the truth either. President distains activists while schmoozing big timber. But, can we talk? (we won!)
- 8/93 (Article): Analysis of The Clinton Forest plan. Good protection locally in SW Oregon but there may be a high cost elsewhere.
- 11/93 (Article) Major analysis of species viability under the Clinton Forest Plan.
- 1/94 (Article): Final Clinton Forest plan, None of the options protect all species. Big concerns for "low life" species like lichens, fungus and mollusks.
- 4/94 (Article): Clinton Forest Plan slashes logging 80% on Siskiyou Forest: 160 million board feet to 25. 92% of our Forest's 1 million acres off limits to most logging!
- 7/94 (Article): Wise–use tries to promote Catron County New Mexico–style "Custom and Culture" ordinances locally.
- 9/95 (Article): Congress passes a "Rider" which suspends all laws so clearcutting can resume; effect on Oregon and local forests.
- 7/96 (Article): Private land logging harms Port Orford drinking water. Impact of "Riders" on timber sales. Hatfield gives Federal land to "Indians".
- 5/99 (Appeal): Private land logging is poorly regulated. Appeal of a timber sale that will harm our water supply.
- 6/99 (Appeal): State tries to give four oceanfront State parks to developers for Old–Growth museum, treetop trails and visitors center!
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