Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

When
December 12, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Dr
Newport, OR
Sponsors
Oregon Wild, KYAQ 91.7, Central Coast N.O.W., MidCoast Watersheds Council, Audubon Society of Lincoln City, Lincoln County Community Rights, and 350 Central Coast
Cost
Free

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.) from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 12.  This event is free and open to the public. 

The event is hosted by Oregon Wild, KYAQ 91.7, Central Coast N.O.W., MidCoast Watersheds Council, Audubon Society of Lincoln City, Lincoln County Community Rights, and 350 Central Coast.

Half of Oregon is covered in forests, which absorb and store a tremendous amount of carbon from the atmosphere. This makes our state uniquely positioned to confront the problem of global climate change. Recent research shows that Oregon’s timber industry is a major contributor to climate change, while other studies show the role that old-growth forests and public lands can play in mitigating climate change.

For any questions, contact Jason Gonzales, Forest and Watershed Campaign Organizer, Oregon Wild, 541-344-067.