Rand Schenck (MCAT Steering) to publish book in May: “Forest Under Seige”

Environmental activist Rand Schenck examines 100 years of Pacific Northwest forestry, through the lens of forestry practices on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This volume offers his visceral perspective on the decades of stewardship, the period of relentless harvest, and the move toward the rebirth of old growth.

As a boy, Rand Schenck hiked and backpacked in the same mountains and woods where Gifford Pinchot first worked as a forester and developed a lifelong love of the outdoors. He holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado, as well as an MA in Recreation Administration and a Masters of Social Work, both from the University of North Carolina. Now retired, he spends much of his time in the outdoors, hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Rand’s book will be released in May 2024.

Preorder at: https://wsupress.wsu.edu/product/forest-under-siege/

Joint letter to OR Global Warming Commission: Mature & Old Growth Trees

The Oregon Global Warming Commission, soon to be renamed the Oregon Climate Action Commission has received a report from the OSU based Institute for Natural Resources on how to get the most from natural climate solutions. While the report highlights the need to improve forest management it does not specify what that means. In particular MCAT calls on the Commission to especially emphasize the need to protect all of our mature and old growth trees as they hold the vast majority of COs across our forested landscape.