Forests, Ecology, and Carbon: How Our Forests Can Fight Climate Change

Join the Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Willamette Valley Broadband), Oregon Wild, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis for a special presentation!

Half of Oregon is covered in forests, which absorb and store a tremendous amount of carbon from the atmosphere. This makes our state uniquely positioned to confront the problem of global climate change. Recent research shows that clear cutting our forests dumps massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, making Oregon’s timber industry a major contributor to climate change. Other scientific studies have illuminated the role that old-growth forests can play in mitigating climate change by absorbing and safely storing carbon for centuries.

Join one of the key authors of some of these studies, Oregon State University’s Mark Harmon, for an educational evening about the role our forests play in storing carbon. In addition, hear from forest advocates on how the public can play a role in advancing needed management changes that would benefit our forests and our climate.

Refreshments will follow the presentation.