Join us for "Conversations on the Forest" 6:00-7:30pm at Cozmic Pizza (199 W. 8th Ave.) in Eugene, OR.
Part 4 Monday, May 7
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Watch Part 2: Forest Economics on Community Television of Lane County Channel 29 at these times/days for the next 2+ weeks.
Mondays and Tuesdays (starting 3/26) at 3:30 pm and 10 pm and Thursdays at 3pm and 10pm
Many thanks to videographer Chris Kelsay and Ch. 29 for making these conversations accessible to more Lane County community members. And thanks to Cozmic Pizza!
Conversations Part 3: Forest Ecology
April 2, 2012
The living forest of Lane County is an amazing web of self-renewing life, interwoven with a wider web of both regional and global significance.
From drinking water to wild salmon, the rich natural ecology of the forest provides a wealth of public goods, also known as ecosystems services, which are often undervalued because the living forest provides them for free.
What does the ecology of a westside Douglas Fir forest look like? What are some of the public goods provided by the living forest? How well do existing environmental regulations and certification systems work to protect the living forest?
Conversations Part 2: Forest Economics
March 5, 2012
Trees, Trucks, and Taxes – Where does the money in timber come from, and where does it go?
We hear a lot in the news about the loss of O&C timber payments to western Oregon counties, and job loss in timber towns is blamed on environmental protections.
There's a lot more to this picture than what makes the headlines. For instance, massive log exports create a documented scarcity of timber for domestic and local manufacturing. The history and scale of log exports from the Northwest, Oregon, and Lane County will be explored. This coming discussion will also look at economic winners, losers, and bystanders in terms of the property and harvest taxes currently exempted or diminished for large corporate forest owners.
Burning Issues with Biomass and Biofuels A panel discussion at the 2012 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) in Eugene, OR, with members of the nationwide Biomass Opponents Network Friday, March 2, 4:00 – 5:15pm, in the Fir Room at the Erb Memorial Union Bldg,(at 13th & University) on the UO campus in Eugene, OR. (Organizer: Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network) So-called “biomass” incineration and biofuels masquerade as clean, renewable energy sources, but are false solutions, harming communities and the environment. Issues addressed by the panel will include climate pollution, toxic feedstocks, biotech crops, polluting incinerators and refineries, excessive use of fossil fuel inputs, water and soil depletion, damage to forests, and proliferation of factory farms, among others. Biomass and biofuels are not necessary and do more harm than good. Come with any questions, and learn how you can protect communities from these dangerous false solutions. Panelists: Samantha Chirillo, Communications Specialist, ForestryRestoration.org; Mike Ewall, Esq., Founder & Director, Energy Justice Network; Toby Thaler, Esq., Natural Resource Law and Policy