Jan
11

Talks on Forests and Climate

When
January 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Where
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR Oregon
Sponsors
CREATE and Clatsop Community College
Cost
Free

 Forest slash fires visible from Cape Lookout State Park.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Forest slash fires visible from Cape Lookout State Park.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

A discussion of “Forest Management and the Climate Emergency” will take place in Astoria on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) in Columbia Hall at Clatsop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.).  The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by CREATE (Columbia River Estuary Action Team) and the college.

Speakers will be environmental economist John Talberth and climate justice advocate Daphne Wysham.  They will address the ways in which industrial forest practices are undermining Ofregon’s climate agenda.

Topics will include Dr. Talberth’s studies of the impacts of industrial logging in Oregon’s coastal region, findings that have been corroborated by researchers at Oregon State University.  According to Talberth’s work, corporate-owned timberlands are the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases in Oregon.

 The speakers will also address “climate-smart” logging practices and actions needed for solutions to the climate impacts of forestry.