Forest Habitat Webinar

May 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Lower Nehalem Community Trust


Forest pond on Grass Mountain.\Photo by Loren Nelson.
The Lower Nehalem Community Trust offers a webinar on the importance of forest habitats.  “The Impact of Forest Structure on Water Quality and Native Fish” takes place on Monday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Gabe Sheoships and Joshua Seeds will discuss the importance of complex forest structure in the protection of water quality and habitat for native fish. In coastal Oregon, forests and fish feel pressures from growing fire threats, sky-high timber and land prices encouraging development, rising demands for recreation, evolving regulations, and changing climate due to global warming. At the same time, appreciation grows for the cultural beliefs and stewardship practices of the indigenous peoples who thrived here for many thousands of years before these lands and waters became subject to modern development and market-driven extraction of fish and timber.

Sheoships is president of Tributaries Network and an enrolled citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  Seeds is Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Protection and Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs. 

To register for this event, go here.