Environmental Special Topics:

Collaborative Environmental Activism & Leadership

 EVR 4930

Session 8

Gyppo Loggers & Spotted Owls


Chapter 6.


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Answer all of the following study questions and email the attached questions and answers in Word or rtf format to the instructor by Canvas email no later than 5 pm on Sunday the last day of Session 8. In the beginning of your emial message identify the class session for the homework being submitted.

Study Questions

1. Describe the factors principally responsible for the decline of the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest.

2. Who do loggers generally hold responsible for this decline in timber production?

3. How does the "gypo-logger" typically relate to environmentalists in their region?

4. What kinds of actions have environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest taken to stop logging? You will need to do a bit of web research on this.

5. Who owns most of the land that timber is harvested on in Washington and Oregon?

6. Describe NWFP and WOPR.

7. An ecopragmatist would be concerned with protecting the environment as welll as local livelihoods. Would an environmental radical share this sentiment? Explain.

8. How might loggers interpret the concept of "householding"? How about environmentalists?

9. How might the regulators in this case study drive loggers to a radicalism of their own?

10. In Eco-Warriors the "timber industry" is characterized as the biggest threat to U.S. forests. Do you agree and how might an ecopragmatic stakeholder relate to the timber industry?