Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide


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$26.95  $25.06
Mountaineers Books
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6.7 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild is the state's oldest and largest group dedicated to conserving Oregon's public lands and the wildlife that calls them home. Across five decades it has worked to secure protections for 1.7 million acres of Wilderness areas and nearly 1,800 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. It is the region's leading voice for the protection and restoration of dwindling ancient forests in the Pacific Northwest region, of Oregon's fragile population of gray wolves, and of the wetlands of the Klamath Basin. Protecting ancient forests is a key part of Oregon Wild's history and future. Starting in the late 1970s, it helped nationalize the ancient forest issue and raised public awareness about the value of old-growth forests. Since then it has advanced protection for millions of acres of old-growth habitat through wilderness legislation, the Northwest Forest Plan, and the eastside screens. And it has supported campaigns to secure permanent protection of mature and old-growth forests in the Northwest through federal legislation. Oregon Wild continues to devote significant resources to advocate for the protection and restoration of Oregon's last remaining old-growth forests.


Absolutely delightful.--John Kruse "Northwestern Outdoors Radio "
Chandra LeGue has met the towering challenge of selecting Oregon's finest ancient forests, guiding us to them, and convincing us that their protection deserves whatever it takes... The definitive guide to old-growth in our state.--Tim Palmer, author of Trees and Forests of America and Field Guide to Oregon Rivers
A worthy fit on any bookshelf. Nearly every facing page has a beautiful photograph showing off the trees and vistas that make exploring Oregon's woods a joy. You will find yourself picking this book up time and again, and planning trips to the far corners of Oregon.--Jared Kennedy "Outdoor Project "
Even if you think you know your ancient forests, you'll learn a lot.--Andy Kerr, author of Oregon Desert Guide and Oregon Wild: Endangered Forest Wilderness
"Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide" by Chandra LeGue is a guidebook with a purpose: to inspire readers to learn about and visit Oregon's rapturous old-growth forests, and then love them enough to keep them protected.... Unreservedly recommended.--John Taylor "Midwest Book Review "
This beautiful, useful book not only gives readers some history about the old-growth forests but offers them the chance to visit these beautiful places in the best way, by hiking into and walking among them.... A must-have for outdoor lovers.--Rosi Hollinbeck "Seattle Book Review "
Oregon's Ancient Forests has the features of a modern hiking guide -- GPS coordinates, directions to the trailhead, permit information, etc. But it also has an advocacy message, focusing on forest ecology, whether areas are protected and how to get involved...Oregon's Ancient Forests [is] high on the must-buy list.--Camilla Mortensen "Eugene Weekly "
LeGue provides insight into many of the state's ancient forests.... The book includes color photos, mostly by LeGue, plus maps, detailed information of reaching trailheads and trail distances along with often insightful sections, such as "Mosses and Lichens, Oh My!" and "Forest Soil -- More than Dirt."--Lee Juillerat "Herald and News "