Dennis Tavares' Book Chronicles Environmental Malpractice
In his new book "How Mendocino County Went to Pot: Memories of Life in Mendocino Redwood Country in the Last Half of the 1900s" (published by Trafford Publishing) author and forester Dennis Tavares explores the consequences of greedy corporate policies and misguided environmentalism.
"This is a real story about all the local and national events that led to local economic and environmental failures despite the fact that everyone thought they were doing the right thing," says Tavares. "Fortunately, the future offers a clean slate to try and get things right."
An excerpt from "How Mendocino County Went to Pot":
"The sad side of history is that too many generations end up being a warning rather than a good example to their posterity. Part of the corrective in an ever changing world is to understand what went on before and to pass that knowledge on to the next generation. Hopefully, this story will enable more farsighted decisions in the future and a better grounded legacy for posterity than my generation left. For in my time in this place, too much was squandered and far too little was conserved."
"How Mendocino County Went to Pot" has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which offers recognition of excellence in writing and overall potential.
About the Author
Dennis Tavares was born and raised in Oakland, Calif., and attended St. Elizabeth parochial schools. He graduated from the University of California with a bachelor's degree in forest science, and has since gained more than 40 years' experience in the forest industry and conservation as a professional forester.