Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Landmark Film on Logging Impacts

A film from the 1960s exposes the impacts of logging on the Umpqua system. In a story which played out too often in the past century timber harvest stripped entire tributaries bare, exposing them to flash flooding, sedimentation, habitat simplification and high summer temperatures. The film had a profound influence on the passage of the first forest protection rules in Oregon and features some very cool underwater footage of adult steelhead, and angling on the North Umpqua.

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