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    • 1. Eugene, Oregon
    • 2. Adams Elementary School
    • 3. Jobs Versus The Environment Saving the Northern Spotted Owl
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    • 5. Jobs
      • 18 th , 19 th , and 20 th centuries—timber companies, railroads, and homesteaders cleared most of the old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest
      • After WW2, demand for northwest timber skyrocketed
    • 6. The Environment
      • Conflict from the mid-1980s through the 1990s raged over preserving the spotted owl
        • Recommended a minimum habitat of 300 acres of forest land per nest for the northern spotted owl
      • After extensive research, scientists suggested that agencies expand their owl reserves from 300 acres to 1,000 acres.
    • 7. Running out of time Many of the agencies began to understand they needed to help the owl, environmentalists thought the rate of change was taking forever
    • 8. What were activists and environmentalists doing?
      • Mainstream groups held rallies, made posters and wrote articles for magazines
      • Radical groups camped out next to trees that were going to be cut down the next day and they sat on boxes of dynamite the loggers would use.
    • 9. This is an example of a mainstream rally
    • 10. This is what the radical activists did:
    • 11. The loggers protested too!
    • 12. The Thomas Committee Report
      • The old “Hatfield-Adams” amendment wasn’t good for a long term solution
      • The new plan stopped logging on federal lands, which was 7.7 million acres of habitat, and almost half were planned to be logged
      • They knew this plan wasn’t enough for saving all owls but it was a good beginning
    • 13. Congress
      • Congress had to decide what they would do about this problem, because a lot of people weren’t happy
      • Sadly, failed to get enough support and had to wait another year before they came up with a solution
    • 14. The Crisis Continues: early 1990’s
      • Fish and Wildlife Service want to stop logging on 11.6 million acres of forest
      • Courts stop old-growth timber sales
    • 15.  
    • 16.  
    • 17. President Clinton
      • Between 1993-1995 worked on getting his Northwest Forest Plan in action
    • 18.
      • President Clinton tried to reach a compromise between loggers and environmentalists
    • 19.  
    • 20. The Timber Salvage Rider
      • In 1995 Congress pushed a bill through that allowed timber companies to log forests in order to keep them “healthy”, even though most scientists didn’t agree.
    • 21.
      • The logging was supposed to keep forests healthy by only cutting down trees that:
        • Had a disease
        • Were infested
        • Were already dead or dying
    • 22. But instead it caused…. Floods Landslides Debris in rivers
    • 23. The Bush Administration
      • The Timber Industry, and friends of the Timber Industry, showed no compassion for the Trees. Even after laws were made.
    • 24. What could be worse?
      • Bush decided that the amount of trees cut down should be doubled!
      • Bush also got rid of management and regulation of the loggers. (=No rules!)
    • 25. 200 Scientists Wrote a Letter to the President
    • 26. 200 Scientists Wrote a Letter to the President
    • 27. 200 Scientists Wrote a Letter to the President
    • 28. Even your letters can make a difference!
    • 29. Qualities of the New Laws
    • 30. These Laws…
    • 31. THANK GOODNESS! In 2005, Judge Marsha Pechman rejected the Bush administration’s new management rules for the Northwest Forest Plan!
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