From our Friends at Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities It’s time for a permanent and comprehensive solution that improves the health of Eastern Oregon’s rural communities and federal forests. Eastern Oregon’s forests are overly dense, unhealthy and highly vulnerable to devastating crown fires due to a lack of active forest management. Meanwhile, food stamp use and welfare payments have tripled in nearby areas due to a lack of employment in our rural, forested communities.
Sawdust, chips and other residual material left over from logging, mill processing or forest restoration can be used to create clean energy in Oregon. Woody biomass can provide heat, electricity and liquid fuel. But it can also help give us healthier forests and healthier communities. This 9-minute video explores the uses and potential of woody biomass. #Biomass #OregonForests #OregonTimber #Sustainability