Welcome to Forest Web of Cottage Grove…

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 a symbiotic relationship.

These fungi receive sustenance from the tree and, in turn, increase

the efficiency of the tree’s root system, creating a web throughout a

healthy forest.

 

Forest Web of Cottage Grove applies this lesson from Nature to our

organization, working with a variety of environmental groups,

co-hosting events and hikes, collaborating on lobbying efforts and

comment 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, a Facebook page, Youtube Channel, and this website to activate, educate and inform.  To receive updates, action alerts, and event notices, please contact us at forestweb.cg@gmail.com.

Forest Web of Cottage Grove

_Join Us at Our Next Event!_

RALLY FOR THE ELLIOTT ~ STATE LAND BOARD MEETING

 

        When: Tuesday, May 9th, 9:30am
Where: Department of State Lands Building.
                  775 Summer Street, Salem

 

This meeting could decide the fate of your forest!   The public

needs to attend and show its support for public ownership.

The Rally begins at 9:30am.  The State Land Board Meeting is

from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

 

                 Wear GREEN in support of the Elliott!

 

Speak up for your public lands!   Say “NO” to Selling the Elliott!

 

Carpool from Cottage Grove:  Meet at 7:00am in the Village Green parking lot (on the side closest to WalMart) -- leaving for Salem at 7:30am.  We will be returning after the meeting ends at noon.

_Latest News_

Poll: Oregonians would turn against politicians who vote to sell public land

The Oregonian/OregonLive By Andrew Theen - April 19, 2017

Most Oregonians, regardless of political party, would be less likely to support an elected official who votes to sell off public lands such as forests, parks or wildlife refuges.

Oregon Wolf Population Growth Stalled First Year After Taken Off Endangered Species List

Willamette Week – April 14, 2017 By Sophia June

The Oregon Wolf population increased by 1.8 percent this year. The year before they were delisted, the population increased by 33 percent.

 

A new wolf report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has environmentalists concerned.

A new momentum to retain Elliott State Forest arrives just in time: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board – April 1, 2017

The newfound willingness by Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read to help find a way to keep the Elliott State Forest in public ownership carries enormous promise for present and future generations of Oregonians.

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Upcoming Events

May 4th

Earth Day Celebration

in Cottage Grove

 

When:  April 22nd 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main Street

 

Join Forest Web of Cottage Grove for a celebration of Earth Day in Coiner Park.

 

There will be a Native American Blessing, Live Music, Food, Vendors, Non-Profit Tabling, a Kid Zone, and Local Tours.

 

Stop by Forest Web’s table to say hello!
May 29th

Aprovecho ~ Pints for a Sustainable Future

 

When:  April 22nd 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main Street

 

Join Forest Web of Cottage Grove for a celebration of Earth Day in Coiner Park.

 

There will be a Native American Blessing, Live Music, Food, Vendors, Non-Profit Tabling, a Kid Zone, and Local Tours.

 

Stop by Forest Web’s table to say hello!

Forest Web of Cottage Grove joined with Community Rights Lane County along with UO Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies in hosting a “Rights of Nature” presentation by Winona LaDuke in the EMU Ballroom, Saturday November 19th at 7pm. Winona spoke on Nature’s historic position as “property” and the international call to legally recognize Nature’s right to exist, persist and naturally evolve. There is a global movement dedicated to normalizing this notion of “rights of Nature.”  As one Native elder has said, “It is only by the grace of Nature, that the people exist.” It is well past time that we become better stewards of our precious host Planet Earth.