National Geographic : 1986 Jul
SANDY FELSENTHAL "Cut and run"was once the British Columbia is in prevailing attitudein this some areas runningout of tree-coveredprovince. trees-andfighting an Today, after decades of uphill battle to save the clear-cutting(above), industry that, like a pulp mill in Prince George (right), may sometimes darken the sky but gives off "the smell of money" in the process. The province's backlog of deforested areas stands at four million acres. The British Columbia government now requires companies to reforest what they cut and refunds the amount spent on growing and replantingtrees. A government-funded greenhouse (below) grows some five million seedlings each year under state-of the-artconditions.