August 2, 2022 — Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The vast majority of the proposed logging would be in mature and old-growth forests, with over 1,000 acres of clearcutting, even though President Biden this year ordered his administration to prioritize conserving these forests as a crucial climate protection.
Retired forestry professors, an environmental group and a lawmaker speak out on a proposed logging of mature forestland by Henry HoustonOriginally published in Eugene Weekly, May 13, 2021 During a … Continue reading Flattening a Forest
By Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson | Guest OpinionOriginally published in The Register-Guard April 27, 2021 Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Forest Service essentially stopped logging older … Continue reading Protect older natural forests in the western Cascades
By Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson | Guest OpinionOriginally published in the Statesman Journal, April 23, 2021 There are many reasons why people may wish to salvage trees … Continue reading Salvage does not aid ecological recovery of forests