On Monday, March 11, 2013, Chris Johnson, author of Forests for the People: The Story of America’s Eastern Forests, spoke with Brian Standing by phone.
This interview was a long timing coming due to a number of unforeseen scheduling conflicts forced us and him to jump ship on more than one occasion. So we are very happy to finally get Chris Johnson on the line.
“Forests for the People tells one of the most extraordinary stories of environmental protection in our nation’s history: how a diverse coalition of citizens, organizations, and business and political leaders worked to create a system of national forests in the Eastern United States. It offers an insightful and wide-ranging look at the actions leading to the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911—landmark legislation that established a system of well-managed forests in the East, the South, and the Great Lakes region—along with case studies that consider some of the key challenges facing eastern forests today.”