3 results for month: 04/2021

They Overcame Mutual Loathing, and Saved a Town

JOHN DAY, Ore. — One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like this one in the snow-capped Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Yet, astonishingly, peace has broken out here. Loggers and tree-huggers who once loathed and feared each other have learned to hold their noses and cooperate — and this may have saved the town. It may also offer lessons for a divided country. Click Here to learn more!

Forest Resiliency in Lake and Klamath Counties

Today our forests in Lake and Klamath Counties are in jeopardy. Insect infestations, overstocked Western juniper, and an altered fire regime have all led to heavy fuel loads. A single lightning strike today has a greater probability of creating a catastrophic wildfire that will burn hotter and more intensely than historical natural fire. Our forests need YOUR HELP to be restored to their once-resilient state and reverse these trends. Private landowners, along with state and federal entities, must work together across jurisdictional boundaries to effect change on a landscape level. To restore ecological resiliency to our forests and ensure ...

Finding common ground on active forest management

Environmentalists, working alongside timber industry professionals, helped end the ban on logging trees over 21 inches. Instead of fighting in the courtroom, with environmental lawsuits halting timber projects, the former adversaries joined together in forest collaboratives to find areas of agreement using science, and the most recent result is the end of an era of prohibition on logging trees larger than 21 inches in diameter — a result the collaboratives believe is mutually beneficial for the environment and the timber industry, and based on the best available science. Click Here to learn more!