Bruce Clark asked his family to fulfill a single last wish as he lay dying of cancer last month in his Eugene home: He wanted to be buried in a forest.
The request was true to Clark's environmental values. He believed that traditional burials and even cremations use far too many resources. His family didn't possess forestland, so they gave him the next best thing, a "green burial" beside his ancestors in a pioneer cemetery.
"He's in a good spot," said his sister, Megan Clark. "He would have liked it."