Event: Forest Defense is Climate Defense – Port Townsend 9-17

Please join Center for Sustainable EconomyCenter for Responsible Forestry, and the Emergency Conservation Committee PNW on September 17th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Port Townsend Community Center (right next to Farmers Market)  for a panel discussion on the climate impacts of industrial logging activities and what decision makers at the federal, state, and local level can do to scale up climate smart alternatives that represent a win-win-win for climate, communities, and workers. More information about the event can be found here. Please share the event on Facebook here. The panel will feature former Commissioner of Public Lands (2009-2017) Peter Goldmark, Dr. John Talberth, and Jessica Randall speaking about the scientific and economic case for protecting Olympic forests for their climate benefits and what strategies are in play to accomplish that goal. A lively discussion will follow, so please be prepared to share ideas on what you think needs to happen. See you then!

2 Responses

  1. To save our forests we need to realize that it does not rain down, it rains up. Every drop of rain that falls evaporated from the oceans, rivers, lakes, forests and grasslands first. Clearcuts, roads, filled “wet lands”, channeled rivers, all tend to focus the rain that does fall increasing flooding, erosion, and land slides. All that in turn, decreases the time the falling rain has to soak into the ground to replenish aquifers, grass lands, feed the deep rooted trees, forests, offering cooling shade, build soil, homeland for wildlife diversity and wide spread re-evaporation for gentile down wind spreading rains and less floods.

    There is an ancient Chinese proverb: The difference between desert and bounty is not water but [enlightened]* man.

  2. Thank you! I hope you attend.

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