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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.

Exhibit 1 - West Bend Project
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