Pigeon River Country: A Michigan Forest
Dale Clarke Franz takes us into a place that exists mostly on its own terms, a forest with three rivers, elk, bobcats, bear, and other life that thrives only in remote locations.
Six contributing authors give the flavor of this particular place, enhanced by oral history from those who settled and changed the land.
Michigan's longest and most visible environmental controversy over oil and gas development has been in the Pigeon River Country. Other threats have arisen. Franz examines these in the context of why the outdoors is so appealing to humans, raising the question of what constitutes our selves as living beings.
The deeper our awareness of the outdoors, the greater will be its health, and ours.