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Groups plot political strategies for ancient forest protection

April 9, 1990

As the ancient forests of the Northwest continue to fall as fast as ever, conservationists and politicians are wrestling to draft new legislation that would save the remaining trees.

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Ancient forest protection: Groups plot political strategies
As the effects of last year's congressional compromise trickle down to the ground and the ancient forests of the Northwest continue to fall as fast as ever, conservationists and politicians have been wrestling to draft new legislation that would save the remaining trees.
The most complex ecosystems on earth
Scientists have discovered that old-growth forests, far from being biological deserts, are among the most complex ecosystems on earth, habitat for dozens of animals that might not be able to survive anywhere else.

Essays

Forestry newspeak prevents us from seeing the ecosystem
Terminology has a big influence on our way of thinking and the way we perceive issues. It also affects the way we allot funds for public lands.