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Forest Structure’s Impact on Water Quality and Native Fish
May 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will hold a Webinar on May 24, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The public is invited to attend and submit questions during the program.
Please join us to hear Gabe Shoeships and Joshua Seeds discuss the importance of complex forest structure in the protection of water quality and habitat for native fish.
Gabe grew up in Oregon, and will bring perspectives of a Native American trained and experienced in environmental restoration and enhancement of Indigenous First Foods, focussing on native fish of the Pacific Northwest. Gabe is an enrolled citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and leads the non-profit Tributaries Network.
Josh will bring perspectives from years of hiking and working in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Josh lives in Washington and works with Oregon communities on forest and water quality issues with the State of Oregon DEQ.
This will be a timely and vital discussion. In coastal Oregon our forests and fish feel pressures from growing fire threats, sky-high timber and land prices, rising demands for recreation, evolving regulations, and changing climate due to global warming, while our native fish populations dwindle. At the same time our appreciation grows for the cultural beliefs and stewardship practices of the Indigenous Peoples who thrived here for many thousands of years before these lands and waters became subject to modern development and market-driven extraction of fish and timber.
Many personal experiences and cultural perspectives influence all of our perspectives on these critical issues that face our coastal communities. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting discussion.