May
13

Forestry Practices Workshop

When
May 13, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Where
Depoe Bay Community Hall
220 SE Bay St
Depoe Bay, OR
Sponsors
Lincoln County Community Rights, Oregon Wild
Cost
Free

Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

Those concerned about how forestry practices affect people and nature are invited to a Clearcutting & Aerial Spray Monitoring Workshop on Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay St.). The event is free and open to all.

The workshop will focus on how to use the Forest-Activity Electronic Reporting Notification System (known as FERNS). This online tool provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry can be used to monitor clearcutting, aerial spray, and road-building near homes and schools, drinking water sources, and recreation areas.  Participants will learn how the system works and how to sign up.  Bringing a personal laptop is encouraged but not mandatory.  For more on FERNS, see our website article.

For more information about the event, contact Jason Gonzales of Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675, [email protected].