Why is it
The forest watersheds that rim the Pacific from Oregon northward through Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska and then west and southward into Siberia have created, through the ecosystem services they provide, rich habitat for wildlife and abundant natural resources for people.
Unsustainable logging destroys the basis of this abundance, devastating salmon runs, exacerbating floods, diminishing water quality.
What needs to
The intensity of logging must be adapted to the ability of the landscape to support forest growth and sustain ecosystem services vital to people and wildlife alike.
Key undisturbed watersheds, especially those supporting salmon runs, must be left pristine.
Economic development compatible with ecosystem protection must be encouraged.
Wood buyers should encourage suppliers to manage forests sustainably.
Who is working on it?
In the U.S. Pacific NW:
In British Columbia: