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