For 40 years, Niemi has documented the external costs of timber production in the Pacific Northwest, with a special focus on timber workers, their families and their communities. He will speak with NCCWP about the realities of the economics of the logging industry as it currently stands, and realistic economic ways forward for our community that are not extractive and destructive. Neimi will explain why logging is no longer an economic growth factor for our communities—in fact it actually jeopardizes the real economic drivers on the coast, which are quality of life (clean air and water) and recreation in our beautiful forests, beaches and rivers. Niemi’s talk will address the need for economic considerations of climate change and the biodiversity crisis, and provide tips for speaking up about the value of our forests.
North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP), which advocates to protect our local drinking watersheds, is excited to announce an upcoming talk with economist Ernie Niemi, “The Truth about the Economics of Logging.” A Q&A will follow. This free zoom event will take place on September 13 at 6:30 p.m.
NCCWP is a grassroots group of concerned citizens advocating for no more logging, no more pesticide spraying near our coastal drinking watersheds, regardless of land ownership (you can sign our petition (https://petitions.sumofus.org/p/healthywatershed) We are excited to host this event, which will help dispel some of the common myths about logging and the local economy, and provide insight on why it’s time to protect the great Pacific Northwest temperate rainforests from being used as money-makers for the corporate timber industry.