Rad◦i◦cle Workshop: Climate Change & Forest Policy

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

This workshop, with Bark's staff attorney Brenna Bell, will look at the potential impacts of climate change to Mt. Hood National Forest, and how the Forest Service's management policies could adversely impact the forest's ability to respond to these impacts.

We'll look at the proposed Polallie Cooper Timber Sale to explore the project’s impacts to climate change, water, and recreation. Using this information, we will discuss how current policies and regulations lead to such projects, consider regulatory changes that would lead to better projects and learn the process through which we, the public, can change the rules to protect the forest.

Mt. Hood National Forest is one of the greatest assets in fighting global climate change through local action, but the standards under which the Forest Service operates were written in 1990 and don’t take climate change into account. The glaring absence of scientific assessment about the combined impacts of the commercial timber program and the changing climate poses serious threats to water quality and recreation, two of the most important aspects of quality of life around the mountain. Come out for this workshop to learn how we can ensure a better future for Mt. Hood.

This workshop is open to everyone, whether or not you've come to the Intro to Forest Policy training.  Bring a friend!