The story is a lively and anecdotal factual account and a cautionary tale of the local and national events that shaped the destiny of late 1900's forest product and fishing industries in Mendocino County and the world we live in. Thus it is a must read for anyone who longs for development of sustainable communities, who would avoid the mistakes of the past, and who would be a partner in the ultimate triumph of conservation.
The author is a retired forester and conservationist who studied forest science at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently made his home on the Mendocino Redwood Coast. This is his true story of the effort to establish a sustainable forest and fishing community in western Mendocino County. The author was witness to almost all the important events which created the growth of forest empires, a big fishing fleet, and which unfortunately came to naught as the best laid plans of men went haywire.