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The Resource Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees, Harley Rustad

Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees, Harley Rustad

Label
Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees
Title
Big Lonely Doug
Title remainder
the story of one of Canada's last great trees
Statement of responsibility
Harley Rustad
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On a cool morning in the winter of 2011, a logger named Dennis Cronin was walking through a stand of old-growth forest near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. His job was to survey the land and flag the boundaries for clear-cutting. As he made his way through the forest, Cronin came across a massive Douglas-fir the height of a twenty-storey building. It was one of the largest trees in Canada that if felled and milled could easily fetch more than fifty thousand dollars. Instead of moving on, he reached into his vest pocket for a flagging he rarely used, tore off a strip, and wrapped it around the base of the trunk. Along the length of the ribbon were the words "Leave Tree." When the fallers arrived, every wiry cedar, every droopy-topped hemlock, every great fir was cut down and hauled away--all except one. The solitary tree stood quietly in the clear cut until activist and photographer T.J. Watt stumbled upon the Douglas-fir while searching for big trees for the Ancient Forest Alliance, an environmental organization fighting to protect British Columbia's dwindling old-growth forests. The single Douglas-fir exemplified their cause: the grandeur of these trees juxtaposed with their plight. They gave it a name: Big Lonely Doug. The tree would also eventually, and controversially, be turned into the poster child of the Tall Tree Capital of Canada, attracting thousands of tourists every year and garnering the attention of artists, businesses, and organizations who saw new values encased within its bark. Originally featured as a long-form article in The Walrus that garnered a National Magazine Award (Silver), Big Lonely Doug weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast's big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and cultural rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada's last great trees."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rustad, Harley
Dewey number
577.309711
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH106.2.B7
LC item number
R87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The walrus books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old growth forest ecology
  • Old growth forest conservation
  • Logging
  • Ecotourism
Label
Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees, Harley Rustad
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Walrus Books, a partnership between The Walrus, House of Anansi Press, and The Chawkers Foundation Writers Project, supports the creation of Canadian non-fiction books of national interest. Big Lonely Doug is the first in this series."--Page [i]
Bar code
  • 31223127697838
  • 31223127697820
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487003111
Lccn
2018943835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1035313407
Label
Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees, Harley Rustad
Publication
Note
"The Walrus Books, a partnership between The Walrus, House of Anansi Press, and The Chawkers Foundation Writers Project, supports the creation of Canadian non-fiction books of national interest. Big Lonely Doug is the first in this series."--Page [i]
Bar code
  • 31223127697838
  • 31223127697820
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487003111
Lccn
2018943835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1035313407

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