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  • The Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

    On February 26, 2014, a webinar on "The Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change" was sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Federation.

    Presenters included Prof. Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University; Prof. Mark Harmon, Oregon State University; Prof. Beverly Law, Oregon State University; and Dr. Dominick DellaSala, Chief Scientist of the Geos InstituteRead More


  • Hundreds of Scientists Back EPA's Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment

    February 12, 2014

    In under two weeks, 360 individuals added their name to the letter to support of the science-based approach the EPA has taken to assess the risks and consequences of proposed large-scale mining in Bristol Bay and encourage the EPA to pursue protective action.

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  • Scientific Societies Raise Red Flags on O&C logging legislation

    February 6, 2014

    Washington, DC —Two international scientific organizations, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Fisheries Society (AFS), are questioning the assumptions behind Senator Ron Wyden’s plan to double logging levels on publicly owned Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Western Oregon.

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  • Why our forests need fire, not salvage logging

    November 24, 2013 | Medford Mail Tribune
    By Dominick A. DellaSala

    For over two decades, I have studied forests from Oregon's amazing coastal rainforests to the fire-adapted forests of the West. In dry forests, there are three issues that reoccur every fire season...

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  • 250 Scientists Oppose Post-fire Logging Bills in Congress

    November 2, 2013  Associated Press

    Geos Institute helped spearhead a letter from 250 scientists urging Congress to defeat proposed legislation that would set aside U.S. environmental laws in order to speed post-fire logging in Yosemite National Park and adjacent national forest lands.  Media coverage includes a lengthy article by Scott Sonner of the Associated Press.   Read more

  • New Study Shows Saving Tongass Old Growth Can Happen in Just Five Years

    October 28, 2013

    Ashland, OR – A new report prepared by Oregon-based Mater Ltd., using updated Forest Service timber acreage and age class distribution data, shows that the agency could complete transition to supplying a second growth logging economy in Southeast Alaska within 5 years.

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Welcome to Geos Institute

The Geos Institute is a nonprofit organization that uses science to help people predict, reduce, and prepare for climate change. To this end, the Geos Institute brings the best available science to community and natural resource planning processes through its publications, consulting services, and bridge building between respected scientists and decision makers.

Based in Ashland, Oregon, the Geos Institute addresses the challenges of climate change through three primary initiatives: ClimateWise, Banking on Forests, and Green Solutions.

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