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I haven’t done a logging film in a long time, which considering my long-term interest in the profession and its history seems unlikely. So let’s watch this 1926 film Logging in Idaho, which does a great job at getting why this was unbelievably dangerous job. The old log drives along the rivers, which it needs […]

The Lumber Boom

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On May 7, 2021

The desire of people to redo their homes in the face of being inside for a year has led to an unprecedented lumber boom. Prices have, in turn, skyrocketed. For years, the price of 1,000 board feet of

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Empire of Timber

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On October 26, 2015
Listen people, you have two choices. You can eat this month. Or you can buy my new book Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests, published by Cambridge University Press, at the modest price of $100. Or $80 on Kindle. Don’t ask me why. Anyway, it it available and I can only […]
As we cut down our last tropical forests, decimating the lungs of the planet, at least a few people are bravely trying to stop it. In Brazil those activists are routinely killed. And now they are in Cambodia as well. Although since I now understand that freedom means “letting loggers log,” I guess the illegal […]
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