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Smoke Alert: Panel on Oregon’s Forest Practices
January 7 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What’s Happening with Oregon Forest Practices?
Oregon is about to adopt new rules that allow more “planned” fires in our forests. While sustainably managed prescribed burning can be an excellent land management technique, we can’t help but raise this question: “will more fires introduce negative outcomes such as unnecessary carbon emissions and smoke intrusions?” How can we protect Oregonians from air pollution while maintaining our forests in a sustainable and culturally-appropriate way?
Panelists will present important new research from Oregon-based organizations about carbon emissions and forest fires, the consequences of “prescribed fire” in managed forests and the relationship between smoke, carbon pollution and community health.