Presentation by Mary Scurlock, Tuesday, May 14th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Private Forests, Public Waters: How and Why Oregon is Failing Its Forest Streams

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to about 8:00 p.m., Mary Scurlock, coordinator of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, will be giving a presentation entitled “Private Forests, Public Waters: How and Why Oregon is Failing Its Forest Streams.” This presentation will take place at the North Coast Recreation District building:  36155 9th St. in Nehalem, Oregon.   It is free and open to the public of all ages.

This presentation is part of the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) “Speaking Truth to Power” series.

Mary Scurlock will discuss the science, policy, and political reasons why current state and private forest policies are failing to protect the public’s interest in clean water and healthy wildlife.

Scurlock’s presentation will review the harmful effects in Oregon on water quality and aquatic habitat caused by clearcut logging and its associated road building, compare Oregon’s water protection requirements with those in other states, and describe barriers to, and opportunities for, change through citizen action.