Tongass Pulp Politics and the Flight for the Alaska Rain Forest

ISBN-10: 0870710567
ISBN-13: 9780870710568
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Kathie Durbin
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Set in Alaska's coastal rain forest, "Tongass is a story by turns dismaying and inspiring, of greed, courage, bare-knuckles politics, and the fate of a remote, wild, beautiful land. After World War II, the U.S. government lured two pulp companies to Southeast Alaska by promising them low-cost timber from the Tongass National Forest, the planet's largest coastal temperate rain forest. The mills bought jobs and growth to a sparsly settled region. They also wreaked ecological havoc and created a timber industry that broke labor unions, drove competitors out of business, and controlled politicians and the U.S. Forest Service. It took a national compaign, led by grassroots environmentalists, to bring sanity an sustainability to management of the Tongass. In her insighful account of Alaska's era of pulp, award-winning jounalist Kathie Durbin draws on the voices of the people most affected: independent loggers who fought back when the pulp companies conspired to drive them out of business; courageous biologists who warned that logging was destroying critical fish and wildlife habital; Tlingit Indians who saw their traditional hunting grounds vanish; young activists and lawyers who found their lives trasformed by the battle for the Alaska rain forest. In this new edition, Durbin updates the story of the Tongass with a chapter describing political and economic development since 1999. Among the changes; a dramatic growth in cruise ship toursim, a new governor's plan for a system of roads and bridges to link remote Southeast Alaska communities, and a renewed push by the Forest Service under a timber-friendly administration in Washington, D.C., to open vast roadless areas to logging. Yet the fightfor the Alaska rain forest is becoming a broader movement as appreciation for the true value of the regions's wilderness grows.

Prologue
To 1980
The Contracts
The Conservationists
Angoon
The Big Squeeze
Opening Up the Country
The Backroom Deal
1980-1990
Picking Up the Pieces
Coverup
Timber Mining
Union Busting
Confronting the Beast
Smoked Salmon and Alaskan Beer
First Victory
After 1990
Science Unmuzzled
Toxic Behavior
Default
Whistleblowers
Last Assault
Endgame
Hoonah
Epilogue
Five Years After: An Update
Acknowledgments
Sources and Bibliography
Index

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