John Bates Has An Old-Growth Forest Book To Publish, Needs Help

Jan 9, 2018


A long-time Northwoods naturalist and author is hoping people who enjoy old growth forests will help him out with his next project.

John Bates of Mercer has penned Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (and where to find them). The book will be self-published and is about 340 pages, full color, with over 200 maps, photos, and graphics. The first chapter provides a history of old-growth and why almost all of the forests were cut.

Ken Krall talked with John Bates about the project...