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Forests, Carbon, and Climate Change: How Oregon can take climate action by better protecting our forests
October 18 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Oregon Wild for a panel presentation and insightful discussion about how our state can confront global climate change by modernizing our logging laws and better protecting our public lands.
Half of Oregon is covered in forests, which absorb and store a tremendous amount of carbon from the atmosphere. This makes our state uniquely positioned to confront the problem of global climate change. Recent research shows that Oregon’s timber industry is a major contributor to climate change, while other studies show the role that old-growth forests and public lands can play in mitigating climate change.
Jacob Lebel, plaintiff in the Our Children’s Trust climate litigation will offer introductory remarks, and panelists include Oregon Wild’s Doug Heiken and Chandra LeGue, and John Talberth with Center for Sustainable Economy.
Presented by Oregon Wild and the following partners:
- Land Air Water
- Center for Sustainable Economy
- Beyond Toxics
- Cascadia Wildlands
- Our Children’s Trust
- Many Rivers Group Sierra Club
- Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Willamette Valley Broadband
- 350 Eugene