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Gary Hughes, Americas Program Coordinator, Biofuelwatch | December 11, 2023 | Online via Zoom (Registration link here)

Global Bioenergy Sector Targets California’s Forests With Massive Wood Export Pellet Scheme

Having been active on forest and river protection campaigns through out the Western States and Latin America since the late 1980s, Gary has worked for the past 5 years with the global climate justice organization Biofuelwatch on a portfolio of projects in California and internationally. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1988 and completed his masters in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana in 2002. He currently lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife and daughter.


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  • Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests, Joan Maloof, Timber Press, 2016, New Edition 2023
  • Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations and Climate Change, Daniel Mathews, Counterpoint Press, 2020
  • Sterile Forest: The Case Against Clearcutting, Ned Fritz, Eakin Press, 1983
  • The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear, Doug Bevington, Island Press, 2009
  • Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment, Edited by Jeremy B. Jones and Emily H. Stanley, Elsevier Books, 2016
  • The Overstory, Richard Powers, W.W. Norton, 2018
  • The Forests of California, A Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann, Heyday Books, 2020
  • Smokescreen:  Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate, Chad Hanson, Kentucky Press, 2021


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