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After suffering a few jabs to the ego delivered by
balls out veteran Presidio landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, Don and Doris Fisher are on the mend: The Gaptastic duo have offered to invest $200 million to buy nearly-bankrupt Pacific Lumber and restore its redwood trees on the condition that current financial backer Charles Hurwitz and his Maxxam Corp. be removed from the premises; Maxxam has increased Pacific Lumber's harvesting of redwoods in recent years. (Paging Berkeley treesitters. Repeat: paging Berkeley treesitters.) Saving redwood trees: admirable. Saving environmental reputation in wake of CAMP consternation: strategic.
· Gap family offers millions to help revive Humboldt logging firm [SF Chron]
· The Old School Despises CAMP Design, Lacks Fear [Curbed SF]