Posts Tagged ‘Tillamook County

02
Apr
14

Drawn to Water: Jordan Creek (Oregon)

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Oregon_highlighting_Tillamook_CountyAn image by my son, Kelly, on Jordan Creek, near the Wilson River in Tillamook County. Densely wooded and always private, these areas are prime habitat for wildlife. I like that my children are drawn to such places and see the beauty around them. I imagine they recall younger years and realize the peace & the harmonizing rhythm available.

“Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.” David Bolling, How to Save a River: Handbook for Citizen Action

17
Oct
09

Oregon Timber Harvest (low demands + proposed increased harvest?)

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Although not updated in the last month…the information here is worth review for Oregon Fly Fishers. Site care of Buster. By reviewing the maps, I could see the clearcuts since 1968 and their seeming vastness. I would like to see the reforestation maps and yields from those efforts and the boardfeet replacement equations. Does that matter? They did all that cutting (and exporting…another BS issue) so has the replanting been successful or is it even close to re-harvesting. The site suggests it is lagging (let me guess…climate change), and if it is lagging, for whatever reason, then no harvests should commence. If economic indicators provide no demand then no harvests should commence. And, if it doesn’t…for the communities that require food on the table…perhaps a quicker infusion of stimulus monies for those green jobs are in order for Tillamook County. Perhaps Governor Ted or our vaunted eco saavy Senators and Rep’s could for once be heard from. I know that is all highly improbable. While many are upset over Cheney appearing at a function, perhaps they should aggressively ask…what the hell has the State of Oregon government been doing for how many years under Kulongoski, Kitzhaber, Roberts, Goldschmidt and the pious Hooley, Blumenauer, DeFazio, AuCoin, Wu, Merkeley and Wyden. Quite a strike force of earnest green blood. So what gives? They are aware and they defer. Why? They have had the numbers enough times to bring a halt and haven’t.

I wonder if the flooding we see almost yearly in Tillamook County will become even more epic than the last few years? The put ‘n take philosophy for fish and timber is so pervasive in Oregon that the hard choices that were and are on the table are not palatable to the current or past leaders of this fair state.




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