Seth Zuckerman and Kirk Hanson present 'A Forest of Your Own: The Pacific Northwest Handbook of Ecological Forestry'

Loaded with helpful tables and illustrations that address the pros and cons of various species and how to best care for wildlife and the land, A Forest of Your Own is a clear guide to the many rewards of ecological forestry.

 

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome forest educator Kirk Hanson and journalist Seth Zuckerman for a discussion of their book, A Forest of Your Own: The Pacific Northwest Handbook of Ecological Forestry. This event is free and open to the public.

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About A Forest of Your Own. . .

Discover the many rewards of forest stewardship with this comprehensive guide

Throughout Oregon and Washington there are several hundred thousand family forest owners, in addition to millions of forest acres under the care of community forests, municipalities, and Indigenous tribes, all of whom manage trees for sustainable wood harvest as well as recreation, inspiration, and a range of cultural connections. Yet there hasn’t been a complete resource for Pacific Northwest forest stewards until now.

In this comprehensive 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 that may include establishing new stands of trees, harvesting mushrooms as well as wood, and protecting your forests far into the future through wildfire risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and conservation easements. Loaded with helpful tables and illustrations that address the pros and cons of various species and how to best care for wildlife and the land, A Forest of Your Own is a clear guide to the many rewards of ecological forestry.

 

Praise for A Forest of Your Own. . .

“Brilliant. Eloquent. Authoritative. Seth and Kirk have written the only book you need in order to understand sustainable forestry in the Northwest.”
—Denis Hayes, co-founder of Earth Day and president at The Bullitt Foundation

“An essential guide for anyone who loves forests, wants to be a hands-on champion for restoring all the benefits they can provide, or aspires to leave a loving legacy of forests for the future.”
—Laurie Wayburn, president of Pacific Forest Trust

“Within these pages, readers will discover a practical roadmap to nurturing the very forests we cherish, and in return, how those forests nurture us.”
—Ann Stinson, author of The Ground at My Feet: Sustaining a Family and a Forest and president of the Washington Farm Forestry Association

“Hanson and Zuckerman see the forest for the trees. They show us, step by step, how ecological forestry can help sustain the diversity of the Pacific Northwest’s forests while also meeting human needs at a human scale.”
—Chip Giller, founder of Grist


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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