Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Oregon Wild, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Juniper Group Sierra Club, Vocal Seniority, Central Oregon Landwatch
The effects of climate change are visible all around us, and we know that our wilderness areas and wild rivers are no exception. Although some public lands were originally established for resource extraction (like forestry and mining), we are now learning that they have immense value as tools to moderate climate change.
At this conference we will explore both how climate change is affecting public lands, and how public lands can mitigate climate change. We will examine these relationships through several lenses including our forests' and deserts' carbon-storing potential, wildlife habitat, and Central Oregon’s unique water cycle. As we look forward to creating a more climate-resilient future, considering the role that public lands play is imperative. We hope that you will join us for this unique conversation.
1:00pm Registration/Visit Exhibits
1:20pm Introduction - Gena Goodman-Campbell, Public Lands Coordinator, ONDA, Leadership Team, Great Old Broads for Wilderness
1:30pm Forest Defense is Climate Defense, Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator, Oregon Wild
2:00pm Climate Change & Wildlife, Nathan Hovenkamp, Wildlife Program Director, LandWatch
2:30pm Discussion/Questions & Answers
3:00pm Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits/Advocacy Actions
3:30pm Water in a Changing Climate: Possible Impacts in Central OR – Jason Gritzner, US Forest Service Hydrologist
4:00pm Be the Beaver: How volunteers are Saving Streams from Climate Change, Gena Goodman-Campbell
4:30pm Discussion/Questions & Answers
There is a $10 donation request to cover our expenses.
1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
St. Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho Ave., Bend OR. Please enter from St Helens Place.
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