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Citizen Action: Techniques to Protect Public Forests

Thursday, March 31 ˇ 7:00pm

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!