Roger Worthington Asks Wyden, Merkley to Slow Large Tree Removal
Roger sent the following letter to Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley back in April after an event with President Biden in Portland. In the letter, Roger asks Wyden and Merkeley to slow the removal of large diameter trees in the name of wildfire suppression and forest health. "Ongoing forest thinning projects under the guise of “wildfire suppression” need to hit the pause button so forest trustees can consider their impacts on climate change, biodiversity, freshwater reserves, and recreation-driven local economies. As a starter, I’m asking you to implore the Biden administration to undo the Trump rollback of the Eastside Screens protection for large carbon-rich, fire-resistant trees and intact roadless forests."