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Help Save the Childrens Forest
Does it make sense for the Oregon Department of Forestry to cut down
some of our last and best big trees and claim they have to do it so our children can go to
And when they discovered the nest of the Northern Goshawk - which is very much in the news these days because of court cases over its status as a threatened species - they made only the most minimal provisions for it.
Welcome to the world of State Forestry where there is no provision to keep our giant trees, outside of their few forest connectivity areas, and where there is no data available on the amount of old growth trees that the Oregon Department of Forestry and others have cut in the past all around the Childrens Forest and elsewhere. And where they talk of maximizing revenue and the need to keep on cutting the big trees so our children can go to school.
Do we really need to cut down the giant trees so our children can go to school? Here are some financial facts to ponder:
1. The Oregon Department of Forestry estimates
that it can sell the right to cut trees in the Childrens forest for $1,680,000. It
will keep about $500,000 of that amount for itself. In fact, about 31 percent of the
Oregon Department of Forestry budget comes from cutting trees.
It estimates that for its current two year budget it will earn $87,000,000 from its investments and give the counties $71,000,000.
Take a virtual tour of the Childrens Forest and the issues
surrounding it at:
For more information visit our web site or call (541)
Help us save the Childrens Forest. Contact:
Governor John Kitzhaber
What You Can Do