6:00 -6:30 PM: Whats Next for the Elliott State Forest?, with Bob Sallinger
Andrew interviews Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director at Portland Audubon, on the history and current conservation efforts for the Elliott State Forest in Oregon. Bob details the public process over the past three years to separate the Elliott State Forest from the Common School Fund and turn the Elliott State Forest into a publicly owned research forest. 2022 is a turning point for the Elliott State Forest, and there is a bill in the Oregon 2022 short session that makes this possible.
6:30 - 7:00 PM: The Tongass Rainforest and a US Strategic Natural Carbon Reserve, with Dr. Dominick DellaSala
This episode is an edited broadcast of a presentation given to the Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance by Dr. Dominick DellaSala. DellaSala is the Chief Scientist at Wild Heritage, a project of Earth Island Institute, and former President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 200 science papers on forest and fire ecology, conservation biology, endangered species management, and landscape ecology.
DellaSala describes the nuts and bolts of forest carbon accounting, the importance of mature and old-growth forests as carbon reserves, his most recent US primary forest mapping research, and the unique carbon and biodiverse characteristics of the Tongass Rainforest.
To learn more and take action, visit the multi-stakeholder campaign page for protecting US mature and old-growth forests as a cornerstone of US climate policy, climate-forests.org