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Citizen Action: Techniques to Protect Public Forests

Thursday, March 31 ˇ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Food for Though Café
1825 SW Broadway (Basement of Smith Memorial Student Union)
Portland, OR
Thursday, March 31 ˇ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Food for Though Café
1825 SW Broadway (Basement of Smith Memorial Student Union)
Portland, OR

This presentation focuses on the use of ecological science and
environmental law to protect National Forest biodiversity and ecological
integrity, using cases from the largely successful Blue Mountains
Biodiversity Project in eastern Oregon, which was formed in 1991 and has
been monitoring proposed timber sales and toxic herbicide use projects
across four National Forests in eastern and central Oregon.

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project is known for its many legal
victories and precedent-setting court decisions but is a grassroots, low
budget organization based on volunteer field-checking of timber sales,
experienced activist Co-Directors, and dedicated activist lawyers. Karen
Coulter, current Director of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, will
illustrate how citizens can challenge corporate and agency exploitation
of the Commons through intensive field surveying and a basic
understanding of ecological science and environmental laws.

Habitat conditions in eastern Oregon timber sales
are illustrated with slides and photographs, along
with characteristic native plants and wildlife.

This event is free and open to the public!