Reporting on the future of Oregon’s forests, from environmentalists and the timber industry working as allies on forest restoration to encroaching development on private forestland, a protective arboretum around the state’s farms and suburbs.
“An epidemic of trees” has resulted from a misguided century-long policy of extinguishing wildfires in the West. Now more people are moving into the woods, even as “megafires” explode. It doesn’t have to be this way, a veteran scientist says, even as climate changes makes forests hotter and drier.
We’re excited that the 2015 Forests & Economy Symposium in Portland is today! Walk-ins are welcome at 70 NW Couch St. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
See the final program here. Want to participate in the discussions? Bring your laptop or tablet and join us here, where we’ll be hosting a live blog during the event. Tell us what you think about the issues raised on stage, or submit questions for us to ask the panelists in a special “web-extra” segment to be filmed after the show.