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Forests, Carbon and Climate Change: How Oregon’s Forests Can Help Confront Climate Change
December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Forests, Carbon and Climate Change:
How Oregon’s Forests Can Help Confront Climate Change
Newport Visual Arts Center, December 12 5:30-8 p.m.
(777 NW Beach Drive)
Hosted by: Oregon Wild, KYAQ 91.7, Central Coast N.O.W., Mid-Coast Watersheds Council, Audubon Society of Lincoln City, Lincoln County Community Rights, and 350 Central Coast
Join us for a panel presentation and insightful discussion about how our state can confront global climate change by modernizing our logging laws and better protecting our public lands. 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.
Free and open to the public.
–-Jason Gonzales, Forest and Watershed Campaign Organizer, Oregon Wild
Protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations since 1974.