Most Oregonians think of our state forests as places to camp, fish, hike, and picnic with family and friends. We go to state forests in search of old growth trees and hiking trails along pristine streams. The reality is different: State forests are primarily used for industrial timber production.
On August 13th in Nehalem, Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Eugene, Oregon nonprofit Beyond Toxics will present information from the organization’s recent research on Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) state forest management, exposing a pervasive use of aerial herbicide sprays.
Timber harvests are carried out using the Forest Practices Act, the