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Winter 2009

The Forests Issue
volume 23 no. 4
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From the Editor

Five years ago, I took a backpacking trip to Alaska because, as I wryly put it then, I wanted to “see the place before it melted.” Like most tourists to the Last Frontier, I was blown away by the burly beauty of the state, the ease with which you can find yourself in the wild. But a pall shadowed my enjoyment. As a first-time visitor, I couldn’t help but notice that huge swaths of Alaskan forest were dead or dying. In many places, groves of brown trees broke the greenery. At times, I saw …more


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Fever in the Forests
Global climate change is making many trees sick – and in the process releasing more carbon into the atmosphere
Fear Factor
Can We Learn to Live with Predators Among Us?
1,000 Words: Forest of Memory
Elena Baca Suquet
Reports: Borderlands
Illegal Logging Threatens Russia’s Last Great Wilderness
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Reports: A Future with Forestry
Community Forest Enterprises Offer Hope for Rural Mexico
Conversation: Frederick Schilling
Reports: Up in Smoke
Big Tobacco Ruins a Small African Nation
In Review: Flow
In Review: Journal Bookshelf
In Review: Bargaining for Eden
The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
Voices: A Tale of Two Wildernesses



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