Oregon breaks law, loses $1.2 million due to pollution on private forests

A few days ago, the feds announced Oregon will lose $1.2 million in grant funding because Oregon is failing to protect coastal waterways from pollution. Why? Mostly because Oregon is failing to prevent runoff from logging. That runoff is polluting our rivers, streams and drinking water sources. Take Action The timber industry operates profitably in … Continue reading Oregon breaks law, loses $1.2 million due to pollution on private forests

Building momentum for healthier forests in Oregon!

We had two amazing screenings of our film Behind the Emerald Curtain last week — Wednesday in Portland at the Mazamas mountaineering club, and Friday in Manzanita at Hoffman Center for the Arts. There was a full house at the Mazamas event, standing room only in Manzanita, and a robust discussion at both. People at both … Continue reading Building momentum for healthier forests in Oregon!

Angler, writer works for balance on Oregon’s timberlands

John Larison grew up outside Philomath, Oregon – timber town USA, as he calls it. He went to school with children from several prominent logging families. His parents made films for National Geographic. When they made a film about Alaska’s ancient forest – the Tongass – in the early 1990s, the spotted owl war was … Continue reading Angler, writer works for balance on Oregon’s timberlands