Expert Declarations On Oregon Coastal Forestry and Agricultural Pollution

loggingNWEA recently commissioned two expert declarations on how Oregon coastal logging and farming are affecting water quality.  Dr. Chris Frissell’s declaration addresses the effects of logging on water quality, concluding that the best available science demonstrates “the inadequacy of Oregon’s forest practices rules on private lands, particularly with regard to temperature protection, large wood recruitment, and erosion and sediment delivery.”  Jon Rhodes’ declaration explains why federal and Oregon measures for agriculture are inadequate, primarily because they do not address temperature and therefore fail to identify the width, height, and density of needed riparian vegetation and stream bank protection on agricultural lands.  For more information please visit our Oregon Coast CZARA page.