Author Archives: Joan Hamilton

Joan HamiltonJoan Hamilton produces videos for people who love the outdoors and want to know more about the San Francisco Bay Area’s plants, animals, and history. She’s a former editor-in-chief of Sierra and was top editor at Climbing and High Country News.

A photographer wearing a sun hat and khakis stoops at the bottom of a sloping hill while aiming a camera at the young redwood forest.

Is it OK to use redwood as a building material?


Can people who care about protecting redwood forests buy these redwood products with a clear conscience? Douglas D. Piirto, Ph.D., provides his perspective as an expert on the subject. He is a California Registered Professional Forester with broad experience studying and managing redwood forests on public and private lands.

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