Forests: BONNIE PHILLIPS: Warrior on Wheels for The Great Northwest

BONNIE PHILLIPS

Bonnie Phillips has been called an eco-nazi. Twice, logging trucks in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest northeast of Seattle have run her off the road. She shrugs. Washington and Oregon are where the big wave of U.S. logging ran out of room, and the timber wars there--between loggers and environmentalists over uncut remnants of ancient Douglas fir and hemlock forests--are not beanbag fights.

Phillips and a visitor have been traversing a short, paved forest trail near the Stillaguamish River. She stands up from her battered wheelchair, folds it and tosses it through the hatch of her hard-used Toyota. She was a...

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