Resilient Forestry Tours
Each year we partner with small forest owners to host guided tours in biodiverse forests. These projects demonstrate how good forest management can protect drinking water, biodiversity and sequester carbon on the land, all of which are practices that benefit future generations.
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All forestry tours planned for this summer will take place at Shady Creek Forest Products, a remarkable gem in Mid-Oregon’s coastal range located about 40 minutes from Eugene.
REGISTRATION IS ALWAYS REQUIRED!
The Shady Creek Forest strategy uses sustainable forest management to save botanical diversity, sequester carbon and sustain clean water resources. These are necessary strategies for climate-resilient forestry practices in the face of climate change. Climate change puts Oregon forests at serious risk from surges in disease, drought, tree species loss and wildfires. Resilient forestry practices adapt to the challenges of climate change while providing forest products, jobs and ecosystem balance.
The tour will be personally guided by owner and forester David Eisler. You will walk through a working forest, explore riparian habitat for endangered species and witness the difference between industrial forestry and resilient forestry. We will discuss the Shady Creek Forest sustainable management approach, which focuses on caring for rich soils and nurturing the development of diverse tree species.
Oregonians are more aware than ever that climate solutions and forest health are inter-reliant. Join us to personally experience the climate-forest connection!
"This is not just a hike in a Coast Range temperate rainforest. We will immerse ourselves in a resilient, bio-diverse forest in order to understand why mature and old growth forests offer one of our best solutions to climate change impacts. We will examine biomass, natural disturbance cycles, the intricate forest plant and animal interconnections, forest streams and the unbelievable chemistry of trees."
~ David Eisler