Western Environmental Law Center Events

Three free upcoming events in February featuring WELC staff:

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  • The Road Ahead with the Biden AdministrationJoin Webinar
  • A Conversation About Beavers — — Join Webinar
  • The West Is Burning: A Landmark Stories Documentary

The Road Ahead with the Biden Administration

WELC Wildlands Director Susan Jane Brown and Climate and Energy Director Kyle Tisdel will discuss their respective program teams’ plans and priorities moving forward under the Biden administration to confront the climate crisis, protect our public lands and wildlife, and support our communities. Susan Jane and Kyle will review how we will actively use the power of the law to hold the Biden administration accountable and repair the damage inflicted by the Trump administration. Plenty of time will be left at the end of this call for questions.

This Zoom video conference and call will be on
Friday, February 12 at 10:00am Pacific Time.

Zoom Meeting ID: 879 7013 1333 and Passcode: 588198
To join directly from PC, Mac, iOS or Android click HERE
To participate by telephone dial 1-253-215-8782


A Conversation About Beavers

Beavers are incredible critters that provide us with all kinds of benefits, including enhanced water security; natural and effective firebreaks and post-fire habitat; carbon capture and storage; improved drinking water quality; and rearing habitat for multiple imperiled salmonid species. However, beavers are classified as predatory animals in Oregon, a designation that allows beavers on private-land to be killed in unlimited numbers. Come join WELC Attorney John Mellgren on Zoom and learn about efforts WELC is making in the Oregon legislature to protect beavers and ensure they can always find a home in the Beaver State.

This Zoom video conference and call will be on
Thursday, February 25 at 10:00am PT

Zoom Meeting ID: 823 7224 1649 and Passcode: 763674
To join directly from PC, Mac, iOS or Android click HERE
To participate by telephone dial 1-253-215-8782


The West Is Burning: A Landmark Stories Documentary

The West is Burning is a new feature-length documentary that reveals the scale of wildfire issues facing the American West. The documentary examines the history of forest management and social conflict that led to longer fire seasons and unprecedented destruction. In the last 20 years, wildfires have burned an area the size of California and Florida combined. If nothing is done we’re likely to see a steady increase in wildfire impact. The film emphasizes the need to act now to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities.

Six real-life perspectives drive the film’s narrative to help raise awareness about the conditions of forests in the western U.S. Their stories demonstrate the need to embrace a new era of forest stewardship, and the unique partnerships that are being built across community-based organizations, government entities, and private and non-governmental organizations.

WELC Wildlands Director Susan Jane Brown will be featured in this documentary and it will be airing on OPB Plus on February 25 at 7pm Pacific Time.

Please contact me at loth@westernlaw.org to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your loyal support. I hope you can join us for these informative and engaging events!

For the West,
Michelle Loth
Individual Gifts Coordinator