Coalitions and Clearcuts

Ruth and I venture to Wilmington…   Last week Ruth and I met in Wilmington for meetings with people and organizations concerned with what is happening to our forests in the Mid-Atlantic. This ecosystem is among the most unique in the world, and is being clearcut for paper and paper packaging. We met with the […]

Business as usual forestry

See where paper packaging comes from… These images from Coastal North Carolina tell the story of the impact of insutrial forestry on the landscape. These images were taken last week. A picture is worth a thousand words and here are four doozies. Note the deep ditches keeping the pine plantation drained

New Clearcuts: Dogwood Responds With New Efforts

When you know to look for them, you suddenly find that mass-clearcuts in the Southern Swamplands region of North Carolina and Virginia are rife on the landscape. Though the paper companies seem to have figured out that a thin veil of pines, three or four trees deep, can fool the average 70 mph passerby on the highway, to the residents of this area – clearcuts are not easily overlooked.