SOP Panel: Discussion on Forests, Wildfire, and Timber Wars

Join Sense of Place on April 13th for this in-person panel discussion at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Downtown Hood River. Doors at 6:30 p.m., panel begins at 7 p.m.
One of the most diverse forest landscapes in the Pacific Northwest is encompassed within the Columbia River Gorge. Temperate rainforests in the west transition to arid pine-oak woodlands in the east. These varied forests are all part of a complex ecosystem with an increasingly complex set of challenges. From Spotted Owls and Timber Wars to an unprecedented risk of wildfire – forests have played an undeniable and often contentious role throughout the west. Here in the Gorge, the sale of large swaths of private timberland, increased outdoor recreation, changing local economies, and fire have the potential to forever alter the local landscape and with it, the entire Gorge community. So how did we get here and what might the future hold for our Gorge forests? Join us for this special Sense of Place Conversation featuring Jay McLaughlin, Susan Jane Brown, Les Perkins, Erin Black, and moderated by Sense of Place host/curator, Sarah Fox.
A live-streaming option will also be available.You can join the Livestream on April 13th at 7pm here! Be sure to set a reminder – just click the “Set Reminder” button in the bottom left of the screen.
Please note: Masks optional but recommended; proof of vaccination is NOT required.


Apr 13 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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