We are excited to host an upcoming talk with economist Ernie Niemi who, for 40 years, has documented the external costs of timber production in the Pacific Northwest. Niemi’s work has had a special focus on timber workers, their families and their communities. He will speak with NCCWP about the realities of the economics of the logging industry as it currently stands, and realistic economic ways forward for our community that are not extractive and destructive.
Neimi will explain why logging is no longer an economic growth factor for our communities—in fact it actually jeopardizes the real economic drivers on the coast, which are quality of life and recreation in our beautiful forests, beaches and rivers. Niemi’s talk will address the need for economic considerations of climate change and the biodiversity crisis, and provide tips for speaking up about the value of our forests.