Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A Bitter Fog
Has anyone reading this post yet read Carol van Strum's A Bitter Fog: Herbicides and Human Rights? If so, what did you learn from this book? This 1983 book details the effects of herbicides sprayed in the Coast Range of Oregon to facilitate the growth of Douglas Fir industrial tree farms (aka managed forests). I haven't read it yet myself but it's high up on my reading list. I'll post about it when I read it.
The image above is a screen shot of a 1991 article in the Eugene Register-Guard on van Strum and the topic of chemical warfare in Oregon's Coast Range.
Here's a link about herbicide and pesticide use in forestry.
Here's a review of van Strum's book from The Quarterly Review of Biology.
 Joe Mosely, "Battling Through a Bitter Fog," Eugene Register-Guard, June 16 1991, pp. A1, A4. See this link.