We, as Oregonians, have good reason to stay well informed about the condition of the forests – public and private – in this remarkably forested state.
But how do we best do that? Do we base our understandings on the widely shared communications provided via TV, radio, e-mail, and Pandora, by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, or do we work to learn from the growing array of additional information sources?
For those of you who want to learn more about both the state of our forests and the related state of our story telling about Oregon forests, here are a few links that may be of interest.
We hope and expect that you will join us in being critical consumers of all of these stories, looking for solid facts to support claims and rigor in the weighty work of story telling. How are our forests doing – and why?
This is Our Watershed – A short look at conditions in the watersheds behind Rockaway Beach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Y9TPVFupU
Beyond the Emerald Curtain – A recent film by Shane Anderson and Pacific Rivers. Screenings happening around the state and available free online in the spring of 2016 – www.pacificrivers.org
Logrolling – A recent piece in Willamette Week – http://www.wweek.com/2015/09/09/logrolling/
Fallout – Coverage of Oregon forestry in High Country News – http://www.hcn.org/issues/46.19/timberland-herbicide-spraying-sickens-a-community
Who’s telling this story anyway?