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Oregon Wild Wednesday: “A Watershed in Crisis: Observations from the Coast Range of Coos County”
March 14 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm• Free
Join Oregon Wild for a presentation about the plight of the forests of the Oregon Coast Range from local farm and bed & breakfast owners Micha Gross and Dan Pennington. Learn about the impacts of industrial logging and alternatives that could sustain a healthy future for forests, watersheds, and coast range communities.
Join us at Claim 52’s Brewery’s Taproom space where you can enjoy fantastic local brews and purchase food from a local food cart. Doors open at 6:00, presentation starts at 6:30pm. Plus, enter our free raffle for great prizes.
Micha Gross and Dan Pennington are the owners of Myrtle Glen farm, an agritourism bed & breakfast tucked away in the heart of the Coast Range in Coos County. Life in the forests of the Coast Range provides an idyllic existence with access to nature and quietude, but the impacts of industrial logging and tree-farming imperils the future of their farm and livlihood, as well as that of the forests and streams that run through these lands.
This presentation will provide a first-hand account of the direct and indirect effects of coexisting among industrial logging operations and how an alternate economic model based on keeping forests intact is at risk. Micha and Dan argue that a transition to common sense laws that better protect salmon, watersheds, and forests also leaves room for ecotourism businesses like Myrtle Glen Farm to thrive, while the status quo endangers options for long-term alternatives for communities that rely on healthy forest ecosystems.
In addition, hear from Oregon Wild staff about the work they’re doing to reform Oregon’s logging laws that harm water, forests, wildlife, and local communities.