Earley Epilogue and review

a story of waste and destruction
also a story of how hard it is to understand and restore an ecosystem

Is nature something we should leave alone or manage?
Foresters are very much in the "manage" camp
Norman Christensen: "There is no such thing as not managing"

On the other side there is the pressure of demand
In 1997 the southeastern US produced 58% of the nation's wood fiber (including pulp, pellets, mulch...)
timber cutting

Key ideas from the book

exam write one essay, open book, open notes, open internet
you have the class period--50 minutes--write 2-3 double space pages