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Register here to receive the Zoom link for the 12/7/23 Oregon Shores Webinar "Forests for Water or Timber:  A Clearcut Problem" at 6:00 PM.

Oregon Shores is joining the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection to sponsor a webinar on watersheds, healthy and otherwise. The online event occurs on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.

More about the talk:

On Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 pm, Herb Hammond, a registered professional forester and ecologist with over 45 years of experience in the field of forestry research, consultation, and education, will give a talk via Zoom. Mr. Hammond and his spouse, Susan, co-founded the Silva Forest Foundation, a community devoted to research and guidance in ecosystem-based conservation planning. He has helped many communities across multiple continents to create over 20 ecosystem-based plans. Mr. Hammond has been the recipient of Canada’s Gold Award for Sustainable Living and has authored several award-winning books, including “Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use.

The presentation, “Forests for Water or Timber: A Clearcut Problem,” is coordinated by the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection in collaboration with the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, and the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance (Peachland, BC). In his presentation, Mr. Hammond will address what a healthy watershed looks like and how they function. He will also discuss the current health status of Western North America’s watersheds, both forested and clearcut, ranging from coastal Oregon to British Columbia. This will provide insight into the direct interactions between deforestation, extreme weather events, and climate change. Mr. Hammond will address what needs to be done in order to restore and safeguard forested drinking water sources. He will include his personal insights into the current condition of Rockaway Beach’s very own Jetty Creek Watershed, which is currently in the process of potential changes in ownership and management. Mr. Hammond’s talk will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

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