OWIT ladies in La Grande & Lane County developed and used these radio ads at their local radio stations. We encourage your chapter to adapt them for use in your local area.
When trees take in CO2 through photosynthesis, they store the carbon as wood and release Oxygen as a byproduct. About half of the dry weight of wood is stored as carbon. Unlike other building materials like steel and concrete, wood stores carbon and it also takes less energy to manufacture. Using more wood will increase the amount of carbon stored in buildings and other products. This message is brought to you by the Lane County Oregon Women in Timber. Managed forests are part of the climate solution.
Did you know that more than 61,000 Oregonians are employed in an array of jobs related to forests and wood products? These jobs include positions in forestry, logging, mill work, cabinetmaking, engineering, hydrology, business, wildlife management, and research. The average annual wage for these types of jobs was $54,000. This is 6% higher than the average wage for all of Oregon employment. This message is brought to you by the Lane County Oregon Women in Timber. Managed forests support rural communities.
According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the highest water quality in Oregon occurs in forested watersheds. Forest soils provide natural filtration to keep streams clean and water quality high. The forest industry plays an integral role in protecting and enhancing our watersheds through sustainable forestry practices. This message is brought to you by the Lane County Oregon Women in Timber. Managed forests protect watersheds.
Did you know Oregon has the longest standing forest protection laws in the nation? The Oregon Forest Practices Act was passed in 1971 and is continually being updated to reflect the most current scientific research. It ensures forestry operations safeguard water, fish and wildlife habitat, soil, and air. It has been revised __ times since it was enacted. This message is brought to you by the Lane County Oregon Women in Timber. Managed forests are forever.
National Forest Products Week:
October 20-26th, 2019 is National Forest Products Week. Lane County Oregon Women in Timber would like to thank all of Oregon’s hardworking timber industry employees for their commitment to producing sustainable forest products that are used throughout the world. Thank you for responsibly managing Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland!
Crowded forests are more susceptible to insect attacks. In 20-17 480 000 acres of Oregon timberland were found to have damage from bark beetle infestation. This damage was seen across a variety of tree species, from a variety of bark beetle species – each about the size of a grain of rice! Preventative measures are the only way to combat these destructive insects. Reducing overstocked stands, is the best defense because healthy trees can defend themselves against these attacks. This is ______________ with Oregon women in timber. A healthy forest is a resilient forest!
Overall forest health:
Our northeast Oregon forests are beautiful and part of what makes our area special. There are currently a number of pests and diseases affecting the health of our forest. Every tree species can be impacted by insects or disease. Healthy forests are more resilient. Thinning to reduce overstocked stands and treating slash to reduce fire hazards are important preventative measures for northeast Oregon’s forests. This is ______________ with Oregon women in timber. A healthy forest is a resilient forest!
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- Do you often think does my vote really count? Two thousand sixteen is an election year, can i make a difference? Sometimes in rural America we feel as though our vote doesn’t count however in many instances if the majority of rural America would vote outcomes would be different. Did you know that in Oregon you don’t have to vote on every measure or person for your vote to count? This is _________ with Oregon Women in Timber, October is national forest products month. We urge to you to vote this year and help make a difference. Managed forests are forever.
- October is national forest products month. Did you know that forests are like a family – there are trees of all ages – there are grandparents, parents, nieces and nephews, even babies. Healthy forests are the same – with each age group providing habitat to different types of animals. We all want our children, and our children’s children to enjoy the beautiful forests like we have. This is _________________ with this message from Oregon Women in Timber. Managed forests are forever.
- Two thousand fifteen’s wildfires raged across the west burning nearly nine million acres, reducing entire communities to ashes, taking ten lives, burning over a thousand homes and displacing tens of thousands of people. This is ________with Oregon Women in Timber, October is national forest products month. If active forest management does not become a priority this endless cycle of catastrophic wildfires will continue. To help make a change, go to healthy forests dot org or contact your congressman today.
- Our iron triangle consists of the Wallowa Whitman, Malheur and Umatilla nation forests. This encompasses five and a half million acres with over four million acres being class two or three meaning high risk for catastrophic fire. This is _______from Oregon Women in Timber October is national forest products month. After the devastating wildfires this summer, action has to be taken. Forest management is the best way to restore our forests to a healthy state for generations to come.
- Last year, the federal government spent nearly two billion dollars fighting devastating wildfires that raced across our country, while spending only three hundred fifty million on prevention. Through a balanced management program, we can reduce catastrophic fires by eliminating fuel loads and increasing the vigor of our forests. October is national forest products month, this is _________with Oregon Women in Timber asking you to contact your congressman. Let them know that managed forests are forever!
- As Washington DC continues to reduce direct payment amounts to timber-dependent counties, county governments are struggling to provide basic services. many are being forced to make deep cuts and even consider bankruptcy. It’s time to speak up…the health of our forests and the future of rural communities is being jeopardized by federal land management policies. October is National Forest Products Month. This is ____________________________ from Oregon Women in Timber encouraging you to join the “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” coalition at www.healthyforests.org, an easy and effective way to stay informed and promote responsible forest management.
- Our surrounding federal forests have become highly vulnerable to wildfire, insect and disease; In 2012 wildfires burned nine point three million acres while the U.S Forest Service harvested only two hundred thousand acres. That means that 44 times as many acres burned as were responsibly harvested and restored. This is ____________________________ from Oregon Women in Timber Encouraging you to join the “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” coalition at www.healthyforests.org, an easy and effective way to stay informed and promote responsible forest management. October is national forest products month, reminding us that “managed forests are forever”
- In 2000 the federal government promised to actively manage our forests and provide 25% of its revenues for counties containing national forest land. Since that time, regulations and lawsuits have attributed to a steady decline in timber sales. H.R.1526 promises to reestablish the priority of actively managing our forests; creating over 68,000 direct and nearly 140,000 indirect jobs. Your voice will have an impact on the decision to support this bill. Please Contact Senators Wyden and Merkley, let them know that “Managed forests are Forever.” and ________________________will make a difference in the education of our children and job opportunities in rural communities. October is National Forest Products Month. This is___________________________ reminding you to speak up, our communities are depending on us.
- The loss of tens of thousands of jobs and a decrease in county revenues has been the result of an 80% decrease in federal forest timber sales. Over the past twenty years federal regulations and environmental lawsuits have diminished federal forest management. It’s time to be heard! Contact Senators Wyden and Merkley and tell them your communities welfare is in their hands. It’s time to reestablish the priority of active forest management. October is National Forest Products Month. This is __________________________with Oregon Women in Timber and I encourage you to let your voice be heard.
- As mills close and jobs in rural communities disappear, our federal forests are becoming more susceptible to insect infestation, disease and wildfire. In 2012 wildfires burned nine point three million acres. That’s forty four times more than the two hundred thousand acres responsibly harvested by the us forest service that same year. It is clear that a healthy forest management plan would not only increase jobs and revenues, it would also decrease the threat of devastating wildfire. October is National Forest Products Month. This is ___________________ with Oregon Women in Timber encouraging you to make a difference—call your congressman and tell them that managed forests are in our best interest!