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In Our Backyard Town Hall Discussion

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Join Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and FUSEE for a town hall discussion about the impacts of land management practices on our local public lands.

Panelists involved in timber sale monitoring, wildfire science, and public lands defense will discuss issues regarding recreation, conservation, and fire safety in public forests managed by the Bureau of Land Management. You will hear different perspectives on land management practices, learn about the key concerns for our local forests, and gain insight into how you can get more involved in the process.

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Cascadia Wildlands volunteers explore the Thurston Hills natural area and “Pedal Power” site (photo by Michael Sherman).

The Thurston Hills timber sale, aka “Pedal Power”, is currently the closest federal public timber sale proposal to town, and is located directly adjacent to the recently opened 655-acre Thurston Hills natural area and the 79th street residential neighborhood in Springfield. The proposal involves 100 acres of clearcut-style management in middle-aged forests and a trail system that would extend through the sale area and connect with existing trails in the Thurston natural area.

On February 19th, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild jointly filed a lawsuit challenging this sale. Representatives from both groups will discuss the status of the Thurston Hills sale as well as key concerns with ongoing BLM land management practices in our local forests.

 

Panelists are professionals in forest management, timber sale monitoring, conservation, and fire ecology:

  • Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild
  • Tim Ingalsbee, FUSEE (Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology)
  • Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands
  • Francis Eatherington, Umpqua Regional Advisor, Cascadia Wildlands

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Panelist discussion will be followed by an extended Q & A which will provide ample time for community members to ask questions and engage in discussion about issues, ideas, and next steps regarding the management of local forests.

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizers

Cascadia Wildlands
Oregon Wild
FUSEE
Climate Justice League, University of Oregon

Venue

Springfield City Hall, Library Meeting Room #1
225 5th Street
Springfield, OR 97477 United States
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