Sierra North Author:Peter Sargent Chuck Starr, twelve, was lucky enough to grow up in the "high country." His father's job was to watch over the vast mountain wilderness from Yosemite to Sequoia which, in 1907, had become Sierra North National Forest. — In Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, his chief forester (and Chuck's personal hero), were working to define and ... more »conserve the National Forests. For lumbermen, sheepmen and electric power interests were constantly pressing their demands for concessions in the forest.
Chuck's father, Supervisor Starr, does what he can to curb the selfish interests of those who would exploit, rather than preserve, the forest. And young Chuck finds himself in the thick of the fight. A growing tension develops between him and his best friend, who is the son of a cattleman, over the question of conservation. But eventually, their differences are resolved and as the story ends, important lessons have been learned by all concerned.
Boys, especially, will be caught up in the adventure and excitement of this story of the pioneering days of the U.S. Forest Service.« less