Monday, November 17, 2014

Review of Teaching the Trees

Tom from Georgia Forest Watch was kind enough to review my book "Teaching the Trees." What a careful reading! Thank you so much. You can read the review here:Book review
Georgia Forest Watch is doing great work. Hope all our friends in Georgia support it

Monday, June 2, 2014

National Forest in danger in Georgia

While in Georgia recently, I learned that a huge timber sale is planned in one of our National Forests. Some of the areas may be old growth. A survey to determine the age of the forest was never done. Big old oaks there should stay standing. Please see this link from Georgia ForestWatch to read more about it. Send in comments by June 6th.

Friday, May 23, 2014

First Georgia forest in the Network

Halls green ‘little jewel’ gets big honor (link to newspaper article)

Georgia hospitality is exceptional! Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in Hall County was the first Georgia forest too be added to the Network and they hosted a great dedication celebration. Next dedication is June 11, near Snow Hill, Maryland -- Worcester County's Payne Cubler Forest.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Virginia forest added to the Network

Had a great visit to Shenandoah National Park to dedicate the Whiteoak Canyon into the Old-Growth Forest Network. Madison County has something here to be proud of. The park people I worked with were all were the media folks, here is a link to a very nice article about the event:

Network is saving ancient forests | The News Desk

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Old growth survey available AND Nature writing residency

Old-growth forest in the Adirondacks
Old Growth in the East: A Survey is now available through the website of the Old-Growth Forest Network!books/c1dyj  (scroll to bottom of page). This survey was published by Mary Byrd Davis in 2003. It is the only document of its kind, detailing the remaining old-growth forests in the eastern United States. Davis passed away in 2011 and her family donated the rights of the survey to the Network. Her family has also created a Mary Byrd Davis Nature Writing Residency in the French Pyrenees. Applications are now being accepted through March 31st. Proposals are welcomed from published writers in any area of environmental literature. See for more details.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Save Stadium Woods!

A great group of people are working hard to save Stadium Woods - an old-growth forest on the campus of Virginia Tech. Every forest would benefit from having such a dedicated group speaking out to protect it. Here is a link to a newspaper article about it if you want to know more. I am looking forward to visiting this forest on April 3 and sharing stories about the Old-Growth Forest Network at a talk that evening. Come join us if you can!

Joan in Ramsey's Draft - another Virginia old-growth forest.

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