Forests: DUNE LANKARD: Scream Of The Little Bird

DUNE LANKARD

It takes a special kind of courage to stand up against your friends and neighbors--especially if you're a member of Alaska's proud Eyak Indian tribe. But that's what Glen ("Dune") Lankard, 39, had to do to help preserve the last remaining coastal temperate rain forest in North America.

The opportunity was born of a disaster, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. After Exxon agreed to pay a $1 billion settlement, environmentalists had a great idea: Why not have the U.S. and Alaska governments use the funds to buy development rights to some of the 44 million acres of land held by...

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