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By: Catie Leary on Nov. 6, 2009, 9:20 a.m.
The lone fir, Thomas Haney

Photo: Thomas Haney

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The lone fir

Thomas Haney, One Earth Award

"It was late afternoon when Thomas came upon this scene outside Forks, Washington, while documenting old-growth logging in the Pacific Northwest. Loggers had left a single Douglas fir standing in a clearcut area, perhaps to help reseed the area for future logging. 'As I walked towards it on the muddy road, criss-crossed with the tracks of logging trucks, I saw the reflection in the puddle,' says Thomas. 'It was a powerful image, reminding me of the towering forest that once stood here.' "