Thanks to all who attended our hike in the Elliott State Forest to talk about the Oregon Forest Practices Act (OFPA)! Recently, the OFPA has been under increasing pressure from residents of rural areas concerned about the health effects of industrial logging and herbicide spraying.
Our group enjoyed a beautiful winter day along the banks of the West Fork Millicoma River and learned a lot about the history of the area from David Gould, whose ancestors homesteaded deep in the forest in the 1800s before it was a State Forest. The hike followed a screening of a new documentary about the need to reform the OFPA called Behind the Emerald Curtain. Our next documentary screening is just around the corner on December 13, we will be posting information on that screening shortly!