“The Truth about the Economics of Logging” Online Event Sept. 13th


North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP), which advocates to protect our local drinking-watersheds, is excited to announce an upcoming online talk with economist Ernie Niemi: “The Truth about the Economics of Logging.” This one-hour event will take place online via Zoom on Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30 P.M. 

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 communities 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 (especially, clean air and water) and recreation at our beautiful forests, beaches and rivers. Niemi’s talk will address the need for economic consideration of climate change and the biodiversity crisis, and provide tips for speaking up about the value of our forests.

We are pleased 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 past time to protect the great Pacific Northwest temperate rainforests from being used as moneymakers for the corporate timber industry.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30pm on Zoom!  LINK TO REGISTER or at www.healthwatershed.org.

NCCWP is a grassroots group of concerned citizens advocating for no more logging and no more chemical spraying near our coastal drinking-watersheds, regardless of land ownership. We have just launched a petition, “Stop Clearcutting, Slash Burns and Pesticide Sprays Near Drinking Water Sources on the Oregon Coast,” aimed at building momentum around protecting our forests and drinking-watersheds. Please sign the petition and share it with everyone you know!

The aim is to build up a network of support for our cause and spread awareness, because many people throughout Oregon and around the nation are unaware of the impact of current industrial forestry practices in Oregon. We want the eyes of our local communities, as well as the eyes of the world, to turn towards our forests and their watersheds.

We aim to gather 10,000 signatures or more, and then we will present the petition to local and state elected officials, timber corporations, and relevant agencies.
North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (formerly Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection) is a grassroots group working, through education and advocacy, for better protections of the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the forests that sustain us. healthywatershed.org | www.facebook.com/NCCWATERSHEDPROTECTION

For more information rockawaycitizen.water@gmail.com