On issues facing contemporary forest management
Arnold, Ron, 1987, Ecology Wars -- Environmentalism As If People
Mattered, Free Enterprise Press, Bellevue, WA. In this re-evaluation of
the environmental movement, Arnold contends that overzealous preservationism is
destroying our heritage of free enterprise. Author is a syndicated columnist and
director of a free enterprise firm.
Bailey, Ronald, editor, 1995, The True State Of The Planet -- Ten
of the World's Premier Environmental Researchers in a Major Challenge to the Environmental
Movement, Free Press/Simon & Schuster, New York. Scholars shatter environmental
myths spread over 25 years since the first Earth Day in 1970, and redirect ecological
concerns to more urgent problems of third-world pollution, water, fisheries, and
Bailey, Ronald, 1993, Eco-Scam -- The False Prophets of Ecological
Apocalypse, St. Martin's Press, New York. Eco-Scam explores and explodes
popular myths of global disaster and resource depletion, and studies the role of
environmental alarmists & media that willingly plays along. Bailey covers science
as a writer for Forbes and producer for PBS.
Bast, Joseph L., Hill, Peter J., & Rue, Richard C., 1994, Eco-Sanity
-- A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism, Madison Books, Lanham, Maryland.
Eco-Sanity cuts through rhetoric, false-alarms, and media hype to deliver authoritative
summaries of what we know about today's environmental issues, and provides useful
principles to serve as a basis for reform. Authors are respectively, an environmentalist,
resource economist, and a policy analyst.
Botkin, Daniel B., 1990, Discordant Harmonies -- A New Ecology
for the Twenty-first Century, Oxford University Press, New York. This scientist
argues that our ability to solve environmental problems is not limited by our scientific
knowledge, but rather by age-old myths and metaphors that misshape our perception
of the natural world. Professor of biology & environmental studies at University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Chase, Alston, 1995, In A Dark Wood -- The Fight Over Forests and
the Rising Tyranny of Ecology, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. Author traces
conservation philosophy leading up to the debate over endangered species, the spotted
owl and old growth Northwest forests--a political doctrine now troubling the environmental
Chase, Alston, 1987, Playing God in Yellowstone -- The Destruction
of America's First National Park, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York.
Chase, former chairman of the Yellowstone Library & Museum Association, traces
how policies more political than scientific are combining with misguided environmental
ideals to destroy the nation's largest park. He holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford
and Princeton universities.
Easterbrook, Gregory, 1995, A Moment On Earth -- The Coming Age
of Environmental Optimism, Viking Penguin, New York. In an optimistic view
of America's environment, Easterbrook examines environmental controversies and exposes
how many supposed dilemmas--such as the spotted owl--are actually fueled more by
political-correctness and journalism naivety than by science. Easterbrook is a well
published science writer and correspondent living in Netherlands.
Jordan, Richard N., 1994, Trees & People -- Forestland Ecosystems
and Our Future, Regnery Publishing, Washington, DC. Author adroitly asserts
government regulations have done more harm than good in Western forests, and that
new moves to further regulate forest management are the primary threat to forest
ecosystem health. Forty-year forestry veteran holds a forest management degree from
Univ. of Washington.
Lee, Robert G., 1994, Broken Trust Broken Land -- Freeing Ourselves
From The War Over The Environment, BookPartners, Wilsonville, OR. The dark
side of politically-correct environmentalism: revealing how the misguided pursuit
of ecological purity and moral persuasion leads to social, economic and environmental
tragedy, and how Americans can heal. Dr. Lee is a University of Washington sociology
of natural resources professor. Compulsory reading for every American!
MacCleery, Douglas W., 1993, American Forests -- A History of Resiliency
And Recovery, Forest History Society, Durham, NC. Tribute to nation's resilient
forests, a snapshot comparing the declining forest situation of 1900 with it's remarkable
condition today. A professional forester who spent his career in private & public
forestry, former deputy assistant Secretary of Agriculture, with a masters degree
at Michigan State University.
Moore, Patrick, 1995, Pacific Spirit -- The Forest Reborn,
Terra Bella, West Vancouver, BC. Founding member and former director of Greenpeace,
Dr. Moore conveys the timely message that Northwest forests can return to grandeur,
even after clear-cutting -- a powerful counterpoint to the claims of some environmentalists.
Current chair of BC Forest Alliance forest practice committee, with a PHD in resource
ecology from Univ. of BC.
Pendley, William Perry, 1995, War on the West -- Government Tyranny
on America's Great Frontier, of Regnery, Washington, DC. Startling property
rights struggle of rural western land stewards besieged by a distant bureaucracy
and environmental extremists, as told by chief legal officer of a public interest
law firm. Pendley successfully argued cases before the US Supreme Court, and is
former assistant Secretary Energy.
Ray, Dixie Lee, with Lou Guzzo, 1993, Environmental Overkill --
Whatever Happened to Common Sense?, Regnery, Washington, DC. Expose' of
the truth behind the frightening headlines of ecological disaster, illustrates how
stewardship-scientific honesty-property rights are endangered by environmental extremism
& media-conscious politics. The late Dr. Ray was former Washington state governor,
Atomic Energy Commission chair, secretary of state for US Bureau of Oceans, and
Univ of Washington professor of zoology.
Sanera, Michael and Shaw, Jane S., 1996, Facts, Not Fear -- A Parents
Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment, Regnery, Washington,
DC. A guidebook to help parents counter the irresponsible claims of environmental
extremists--giving children a more balanced view of environmental issues. Sanera
is director of an environmental education research center, and Shaw is a senior
associate with an institute that studies market approaches to environmental problems.
Terrill, Steve, 1995, Oregon's New Forests, Oregon Forest Resource Institute,
Portland, OR. A photographic essay of Oregon's managed forests with color
images by Terrill, and an interpretive essay by Patricia K. Lichen.
Oregon Forest Resource Institute, 1995, A Guide to Exploring Oregon's New Forests,
Oregon Forest Resource Institute, Portland, OR. A field booklet introducing readers
to driving & walking tours, public and private forests open to the public, and