What began as casual dockside conversations with Larry and Gail (MV Kittiwake) in Petersburg in 2005, evolved into a successful (so far) human and environmental conflict over an unwise proposed timber harvest plan. Logging was originally scheduled to immediately proceed on privately owned land without regards to “public safety” in a known landslide hazard area above an inhabited 3-mile section of Mitkof Highway within Petersburg City Limits.
Larry's vast knowledge, experience and insights of both the natural world and the political one, was instrumental in showing the way forward to those of us with less experience and vision. He was a good teacher, and we tried to be worthy students. Without Larry's wisdom, and practical advice, we very easily could have found ourselves living and transiting below even more unstable slopes.
Larry was our highly regarded friend and mentor. We honor Larry's memory, and will always be in his debt.
Our thoughts are with Gail, her family, and Skye.
Fair winds Larry,
Ed and Suzanne Wood