Forest Web of Cottage Grove
Welcome to Forest Web…
Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them...This simple quotation lives at the heart of Forest Web. If we want to change this sad truth, we need to change the concepts of how we relate to the natural world on which all of us depend.
Root systems may occupy an area four to seven times the surface area
occupied by the crown of the tree. Not only do these roots provide
nutrients to the tree and prevent soil erosion, they also play host to a
variety of fungi, or Mycorrhizae, forming symbiotic relationships.
These fungi receive sustenance from the tree and, in turn, increase
the efficiency of the tree’s root system, creating a web throughout a
Forest Web applies this lesson from Nature to our organization,
working with a variety of environmental groups and individuals,
co-hosting events and hikes, collaborating on lobbying efforts and
united campaigns, and sharing information and support to nurture
all our common goals.
And, to continue building this network, we operate an ever-growing email list, Facebook page and group, YouTube channel,Instragram account,Forest Web blog, and this website to activate, educate and inform. To receive updates, action alerts, and event notices, please contact us at email@example.com.
On September 24, 2021, Climate Action Cottage Grove, Forest Web, Sustainable Cottage Grove, 350 Eugene, and community members stood in solidarity with Fridays for Future’s Global Climate Strike to speak out for climate action and climate justice. The event was a socially-distanced protest held on Main Street in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
A rewilding triumph: wolves help to reverse Yellowstone degradation
Sat 25 Jan 2020
Twenty-five years ago, the national park attempted to reintroduce wolves – now scientists are celebrating it as one of the greatest rewilding stories ever
Twenty-five years ago this month, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, America’s first national park and an ecosystem dangerously out of whack owing to the extirpation of its top predator.
This monumental undertaking marked the first deliberate attempt to return a top-level carnivore to a large ecosystem. Now scientists are celebrating the gray wolves’ successful return from the brink of extinction as one of the greatest rewilding stories the world has ever seen...
Link between native forest logging and bushfires prompts calls for rethink of forest management
By Alexandra Humphries
ABC News - October 5, 2021
There is growing pressure on the Tasmanian government to rethink its native forest management practices, after new University of Tasmania research found regenerating forests are more prone to high-severity bushfires than mature forests.
The study focused on Tasmanian eucalyptus forest, aiming to assess how fire danger changes as forests mature, to help predict bushfire behaviour.
Wildfire ecologist James Furlaud said the study found fire risk in older forests was much lower than in young forests, and clear-felling — the practice of removing all trees from a coupe — could increase fire risk...
Lies the Timber Industry Tells
By George Wuerthner
Counterpunch - October 8, 2021
An employee of RY Timber presented misleading commentary in his essay “Forest Service is Right to Restore Forest Health.”
First, keep in mind that the timber industry and forestry profession (both dependents on logging for their employment) have conveniently defined forest health.
For example, the commentator suggests dead beetle-kill lodgepole pine represents an “unhealthy” forest. From the timber industry perspective, he’s correct. Dead trees have little value to the mills.
However, ecologists have found bark beetles are a keystone species that creates many ecological opportunities for plants and animals. The snag forests resulting from either beetles or wildfire have the second-highest biodiversity after old-growth forests…