ANTH 469A | ENVIR 495F

Ecology, Economy, and Politics of Resource-Extraction Ecosystems

Spring Quarter 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:50, MEB 235
Field trips Saturdays April 19, May 3, and May 31

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Readings for Week 3: Forests and Forest Products in Washington

This week we will talk about forests as sources of energy and ecosystem services, as well as read about the history, culture, and forestry of the Yakama Nation, in preparation for the Saturday, April 19 field trip.

Tuesday, April 15

Today we turn our attention to uses of a particular forest--again, wood, energy, and ecosystem services, pointing toward our Yakama field trip. First learn something about the Yakama Nation: In class, I will introduce how these components fit together as the Yakama Nation manages its forests for timber, non-timber products, ecosystem services, and cultural value. We will also go over the specific preparations for the Saturday April 19 field trip.

Thursday, April 17

Today we look in detail at the forests of eastern Washington, including those now managed by the Yakama Nation that we will visit on our field trip, in Paul F. Hessburg and James K. Agee's An environmental narrative of Inland Northwest United States Forests, 1800-2000. It's long, but its pretty easy reading; no equations! Then look at the production statistics in In class, we will have a special guest, Professor Jerry Franklin, who will discuss current issues in Pacific Northwest Dry Side Forests. By 9:00 p.m on Wednesday, April 10 (so I can give Professor Franklin some heads-up), please post two questions you would like to hear Professor Franklin answer in his visit to our class.