Forest - Carbon 101

Understanding the Relationship Between Our Forests and Our Climate 
 

Did you know that logging is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon?
 
Join Oregon Wild and special guest, Brenna Bell, on September 20 to learn more about the fascinating relationship between our forests and our climate. Brenna is the Policy Coordinator and Staff Attorney for Bark, and she'll be telling us how our current logging practices dump more carbon into the atmosphere than any other sector. Brenna will also highlight that better protecting our public forests would not only lower emissions, but also bolster these forests’ natural capacity to capture and store vast amounts of carbon.
 
At our meeting we’ll also discuss:
  • How protecting our forests can bolster their resilience to a longer fire season and a changing climate
  • How industry-friendly politicians are co-opting wildfires to justify dangerous provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill, which is moving through Congress right now

We'll conclude with two ways for you to take action on this important issue! We hope you can join us at the Rogue Eastside Pub as we learn more about the relationship between our forests and our climate.
 
A few notes:
  • You can buy food and drinks at the bar, HERE is their menu.
  • Arrive early if you’d like to catch the happy hour (ends at 6pm).
  • We’ll be meeting in the community room in the back, look for the Oregon Wild signs to direct you.