Inside Forestry 38.1

Published: January 2012

Author Jeff Gailus (The Grizzly Manifesto) takes a critical look at Parks Canada in their 100th year to peek behind the curtain to see how they really measure up. This issue also features Andrew Nikiforuk on the wake of the pine beetle, Margaret Atwood on the Greenbelt, and CPAWS' best photos of 2011.

 Read selected articles and web extras from this issue

Here's what else you get when you buy the issue:

Editorial: May the Forest Be With You - Nicola Ross

Footprint in Mouth - Gareth Lind
Gravelstock - stop the mega-potato farms in Melancthon.

In Brief: Frack Job, Gravel's Gavel, Gizmos Suck, Local Prohibition

Brain Mulch - Ryan David Kennedy
Smokin' Diva: Tobacco's attempt to re-invent herself hasn't impressed Fair Trade organizations. They want no part of her deforesting ways.

Winners
Breath-taking, prize-winning photography that commemorates the UN International Year of Forests.

Wealth in the Woods - Anne Munier
Six non-timber products that feed hundreds of millions of dollars into the forest economy.

Half-Time Report - Tenille Bonoguore
To give the Boreal Agreement staying power, industry, government and NGOs will need to learn and even trade each other's roles.

10 Most Threatened Forest Hotspots 
Conservation International photo essay places the importance of forests right next to foreboding statistics on habitat loss..

Keepers - Brenlee Robinson
New legislation allows you to designate heritage trees.

The Challenge - Nicola Ross
From the bow seat of a canoe in the NWT's Mackenzie watershed, Alternatives editor-in-chief Nicola Ross explores the relationship between knowing a landscape and protecting it.

The Energy Matrix - Andrew Nikiforuk
Carbon Capture + Stupidity Alberta's silver bullet is an energy dead-end that creates more problems than it solves.

The Challenge - Nicola Ross
From the bow seat of a canoe in the NWT's Mackenzie watershed, Alternatives editor-in-chief Nicola Ross explores the relationship between knowing a landscape and protecting it.

In Review: Strength in Numbers - Catherine Leviten-Reid
Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, John Restakis, reviewed by Catherine Leviten-Reid

In Review: Fixed Metaphors - Emily McMillan
Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability, Brendon Larson, reviewed by Emily McMillan

What's the Big Idea? Co-Evolution - Robert Gibson
Not much happens by itself.


We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s International­ Development Research Centre (www.idrc.ca); EJLB Foundation; Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; The McLean Foundation; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Media Development Corporation; Ontario Work Study Plan and the Sustainability Network. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund for our publishing activities. The support of the Faculty of Envrionment at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Environmental Students Endowment Foundation is appreciated.

Here's what's online: 

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Parks Canada's 100th birthday may have been celebrated in Canada's uncritical media, but that doesn't mean our national parks are in good shape.
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Margaret Atwood turns to an Internet game called FrontierVille to describe our disintegrating relationship with nature and what the greenbelt movement can do to improve it.
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