This video from the USA is called Beauty of Oregon – Summer, 2007 – Mt. Hood Wilderness.
Action Alert: Stop Bush’s Midnight Raid Upon Oregon’s Wild Forests and Rivers
Like his Presidency, it is time for President Bush‘s looting, plundering, and pillaging of America’s natural beauty, ecological treasures and vital ecosystems to end
By Forests.org, a project of Ecological Internet – November 17, 2008
Oregon’s wild forests and rivers are vital for regional ecosystem sustainability
Caption: President Bush has done enough damage already, and must be stopped from destroying Oregon’s forest heritage (link)
The Bush Administration is rushing out long-term plans that would convert over 2 million acres of Oregon’s national forests, with their towering trees, rushing rivers, and superb wildlife habitat, to empty clearcuts. This is but one aspect of a host of “midnight” regulatory changes in key environmental laws Bush is hastily pushing through without oversight before leaving office. This short-sighted and corrupt give-away to Bush’s timber industry cronies will have huge negative impacts upon Oregon and America’s biodiversity, water, global climate and prospects for regional and continental ecosystem sustainability.
Much of the forests under siege are in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Crest. The Klamath-Siskiyou region contains some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the continent. There are some 20,000 miles of rivers, where wild Pacific salmon thrive. Ancient old-growth forests are abundant — home to huge Douglas fir, western hemlock and western red cedar trees — some well over 400 years old. This wet, rugged environment provides rich habitat for wildlife like elk, black bear and Pacific fishers, as well as endangered species such as spotted owls and marbled murrelets. These forests gain more importance each day as buffers against the impacts of global warming. …
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