Forest Voice 7, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Forest Voice 7, no. 2, front page

Forest Voice 7, no. 2 (Spring 1994). Environment and Society Portal. Multimedia Library.

This issue of Forest Voice, a publication of the Native Forest Council, showcases the work of the NFC, of other activist groups, and of citizens to investigate legal action on forest plans. It highlights the power of the Big Timber lobby and critiques the Forest Service for “sleeping with the industry.” Vortic Kezor offers a children’s fairy tale with a moral about the value of stubbornness and faith in one’s own power.

Quite simply, the job of wildland conservation must be to CHANGE POLITICAL REALITY so that the ecological principles of conservation biology (protect, restore, and connect), and rescuing the global environment in general, become the guiding principles under which our socio-economic system is organized. That’s a tall order, yes, but no alternatives remain. Maintaining the illusion of effective strategic appeasement creates consequences…too horrible to contemplate. The Native Forest Council is one of the outfits in the New Conservation Movement with the guts to face the monumental task.

—Howie Wolke

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