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Beyond the Spotted Owl
Beyond the Spotted Owl

Thu, Apr 16


Worthy Brewing Company

Beyond the Spotted Owl

How timber workers and environmentalists once worked together (and can again).

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Worthy Brewing Company, 495 NE Bellevue Dr, Bend, OR 97701, USA

About the Event

Most people in the Pacific Northwest probably assume that loggers and environmentalists have always been more foes than friends, especially after witnessing the heated debate in recent decades over protections for the northern spotted owl.

That feud was memorialized on dueling bumper stickers that flew down highways proclaiming “I like Spotted Owls ... Fried," and "Loggers are an Endangered Species, Too.”

But UO historian Steven Beda explains that the tension over protections for the raptor and its habitat in old-growth forests is only one small slice of the historical relationship between the two groups. A broader perspective reveals they actually share an impressive record of working together to protect the environment and public lands.

Admission: $5 per person, includes one free beer or soft drink.

Doors open for a social hour at 6pm. Come enjoy all the food and beer that Worthy Brewing has to offer.

Presentation starts at 7pm.

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