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Karen Coulter: Forest Ecosystems and Climate Change

April 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come see Karen Coulter, veteran Earth First!er, lifelong forest advocate and founder of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project (BMBP) talk about the importance of forest ecosystem protection to mitigate the effects of climate change. Karen will talk about the work BMBP has done to protect Northwest forests from destructive logging practices through field surveys and litigation. Learn about the relation between forest ecology and climate change and the tactics that wilderness defenders are using to protect the woods. Karen will speak between 5pm and 6pm and we will have a question-answer period at the end. Please direct message the ROAR Center about any accessibility needs or concerns.

From their website: “The Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been working to protect and restore the ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and Eastern Oregon Cascades since 1991. We work to stop or modify projects that threaten ecological diversity and integrity such as logging, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide use, and mining. Our work area includes the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and Deschutes National Forests. We prioritize the protection of old growth, sensitive and listed species, water quality, roadless areas, and areas vital to ecological processes. We also provide ways to become more involved in environmental change work via our summer volunteer internship program and other volunteer opportunities. Our work is important for the conservation of numerous species, including salmon, wolves, lynx, rare woodpeckers, Pacific fishers, marten, and wolverine.”

Tuesday, April 10 at 5:00 PM6:30 PM PDT

112 Esslinger, University and 15th Street

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Date:
April 10, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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