Pesticide Use On Private Forests In Oregon

Dec 20, 2013

Public forests are managed with limits on their uses and are required to keep detailed records. 

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Private forests, on the other hand, have to follow laws like the Oregon Forest Practices Act, but the records are less open to the public. 

Eugene-based Beyond Toxics just released a report examining pesticide use on private forest land, and it lists a number of concerns about pesticide use and exposure to humans and wildlife. 

Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics joins us, along with former Oregon Board of Forestry member Peter Hayes.