Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019 - 6:00 PM
North Coast Recreation District Building
36155 9th St
Nehalem, OR 97321
North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk, beginning at 6 p.m., is a multimedia presentation entitled "The Pacific Northwest's Forest Management Crisis Continues." His appearance is part of the group’s “Speaking Truth to Power” series.  Doors open at 5:30; light refreshments will be served, and there will be music by singer-songwriter Brandon Tigner.  The event is free and open to all.

Dr. Steen is a biologist-photographer who creates images of Pacific Northwest forests ranging from aerials to extreme close-ups. They present the beauty, biodiversity, ecological features, and destruction of these ecosystems.  His aerial photography documenting logging damage to Northwest forests began in collaboration with a BLM hydrologist in 1972.  His images have been featured in publications by The National Geographic Society, The Wilderness Society, The National Wildlife Federation, Oregon Natural Resources Council, High Country News, The Xerces Society "Wings" special issue on Old Growth, and The Wilderness Society's Ancient Forest Lobbying book "If you think our National Forests look like this..."

Steen will discuss the different ways of looking at our coastal forests--as chips and lumber, through the eyes of timber companies, as ecosystems and habitats, as reservoirs of biodiversity, and at carbon storage, to name a few.

For more information, contact Nancy Webster at 503-355-2516 or email to [email protected]