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The Green Chain looks at the past, present and future of forestry through interviews with environmentalists, loggers, scientists and others. Raw log exports, environmental devastation, making a living . . . all are discussed in this exploration of the problems facing our forests, and the possible solutions.

It's an emotional topic, especially in British Columbia, where Gree
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 23rd 2009 by Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd (first published 2009)
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Here in B.C. talking about the state of B.C.'s forests is like talking about coal in West Virginia. Everybody has an opinion and usually a strong one at that. Mark leiren-Young takes representatives from all sides of the debate and gives them a chance to say their piece. The main focus of the book is on how to achieve sustainable logging over the old way of clear cutting. Since Green Chain was published some six years ago, the pine beetle epidemic has accelerated the decline of the interior fore ...more
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Mark Leiren-Young is a Canadian journalist, screenwriter, playwright and occasional performer in the comedy duo Local Anxiety. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mark Leiren-Young's first full-time journalism job was at "The Williams Lake Tribune," a small newspaper in Williams Lake, British Columbia. Twenty years later, he turned these experiences into a comic memoir, Never Shoot A Stampede
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