A Forest of Your Own | Book Talk

A Forest of Your Own | Book Talk

Join Kirk Hanson and Seth Zuckerman, authors of "A Forest of Your Own: The Pacific Northwest Handbook of Ecological Forestry," to learn how to be a better forest steward. Whether you already have wooded property, dream of caring for your own patch of forestland, or just want to be a more effective citizen of Forest Nation, this comprehensive guide will get you there.
  • Thu, May 16, 2024 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Mountaineers Books
  • The Mountaineers
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From those who own forested property already to those who dream of someday having a forest to call their own and everyone in between, this complete guide will teach you everything you need to know. The first comprehensive resource for Pacific Northwest forest stewards, A Forest of Your Own shares details on how to “read” a forest, sustainable management, wildfire risk reduction, climate change adaptation, ways to enhance wildlife habitat and watershed protection, and much more. In this thorough yet accessible how-to, authors Kirk Hanson and Seth Zuckerman explore all aspects of forest management—everything from how to evaluate a piece of land before you buy it through implementing long-term plans and protecting your forests far into the future. Packed with informative tables, instructive illustrations, and inspiring real-life examples, A Forest of Your Own is the essential handbook to the many rewards of ecological forestry.

About the authors:

KIRK HANSON is an experienced forest educator and practitioner, skilled in guiding forest owners to manage their land sustainably. He has worked with a variety of land owners, and also blogs about his own family’s experiences managing 200 acres of forestland. 

As a journalist, SETH ZUCKERMAN reported extensively on forests, salmon, and the human communities that depend on them. He is the executive director of the Northwest Natural Resource Group and author of several books, including Saving Our Ancient Forests and Salmon Nation.

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