Forest Wars

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Description: Forests exist in every corner of the United States. From the very beginning, they play a central part in the lives of the people who live here. We have hunted and played in the forests and our ancestors before us have explored and exploited them. From the hardwood forest of West Virginia to the Redwoods in California and from the Ponderosa forests in Arizona to the Douglas-fir of Washington, the American forest helped to define us as a people. They have been a test of our national character - a vast natural resource to use or abuse. Today that character is being challenged in a conflict known as "Forest Wars." This video documents an American dilemma: Can we have wood products and our forest too? Using as examples the embittered fights over spotted owls, old growth, fire, and wilderness, "Forest Wars" takes you into the forest battlegrounds and introduces you to the warriors on both sides of the issues.
Author/Producer: Roger Brown, Summit Films Inc.
Topic Areas Covered: Forest History, Forest Products, Old Growth, Timber Harvesting
Resource Type: Video
For Grade Levels: High school, College, and Adult
Publication Date: 1996
Length: 58 minutes
Cost: Free
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Author/Producer Contact: Alex Borosage at American Forest and Paper Association
Address: 1111 19th St. NW, #800
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-2700

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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