Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Jan. 23, 2021. The ferns were sprouting already. Green fronds poked out in stark contrast with the charred trees of the McKenzie watershed. Yet despite the signs of new life, it was difficult not to feel as though this watershed had been forever transformed as … Continue reading Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab

Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Oct. 24, 2020. People often ask why it is that the timber industry and environmentalists cannot seem to agree on anything. I would respond by saying that there is one thing that we do see eye-to-eye on: Our forests, and the way that they are managed, … Continue reading Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business

Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Sept. 26, 2020. In the midst of a historic fire season that has left millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead across the West, it is time for our community to start asking some tough questions, especially this one: What is driving the wildfires … Continue reading Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire

Wilderness bills — again


Wyden’s chairmanship could help win approval February 16, 2013   The Register-Guard In a move reminiscent of the movie “Groundhog Day,” Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a flurry of wilderness bills this week that were nearly identical to measures introduced in the last session. And the one before that. And the one … Continue reading Wilderness bills — again