WGC Tries to Stop Cutting of Large Diameter Trees in West Bend Project
Updated: Dec 14, 2022
We sent the following letter to Bend Mayor Sally Russell, County Commissioner Phil Chang and Deschutes Forest Supervisor Holly Jewkes on March 24, over a week before the mature ponderosa along Phil's Trail were removed.
In it, we summarize recent scientific findings related to climate change and fire resistance, and ask for a pause before approving removal of the trees.
It didn't work. But we included the letter as Exhibit 1 with the letter sent on April 18 to maintain the record. We are using this project to raise awareness of forest practices across the state and in our own backyard.