SLDI is pleased to announce the WWW Premier of “The Beginning of the Sustainable World” Conference, Film & Music Forum - This event has been months in the making, and we would like to thank the POCSA performers, collaborators, audience and screeners who provided valuable feedback … and everyone else who made this a historic event! We want to specifically thank PortOrford.TV, Sustainable Man, Green Fire Productions and The Seattle Channel for giving us permission to use the video on the web as it was presented at the event. We would also like to thank Port Orford Community Co-op who presented at our forum. And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without the crew at the Savoy Theatre, our editor, and the artists who shared their talents with us that evening.
To do so they held a conference, film and music forum to promote and educate people on sustainability on the southern Oregon coast. The public event included presentations from Port Orford Mayor Jim Auborn and newly elected Curry County Commissioners Susan Brown and David Smith, as well as a gifting of one of the world’s first clones from a champion redwood tree to the local Port Orford/Langlois High School from Ocean Mountain Ranch and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. Together, they covered the subject of the need for and what a triple-bottom-line approach really is.
The goals of this event were to increase participant knowledge, and encourage partnerships within the area in a “triple bottom line” approach to a people-planet-profit philosophy for community sustainability. The event also included a synopsis of the recent efforts at becoming more sustainable.
Environmentally conscious forestry interests, working with other conservationists, including sports fishermen and the local Audubon Society, successfully promoted the establishment of the Grassy Knob Wilderness Area in 1974 and the Copper Salmon Wilderness in 2009 to protect the head-waters of the Elk River. They are presently working on establishing additional protective measures for some of the tributaries that feed into the Elk River. The Elk River Land Trust has recently been reconstituted as the Wild Rivers Coast Heritage Land Trust covering the terrestrial portion of the entire Stewardship Area and beyond to the California border.
Port Orford has been a leader in the formation of one of the first marine reserves in Oregon through the Redfish Rocks Community Team (RRCT). The Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area were established in a location and size through collaborative work of RRCT and state agencies. The community team continues to work with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to monitor and manage the area.
A Community Fishing Association (CFA) was also established to secure long-term participation in commercial fishing. A CFA is a community-based organization that is allowed to buy, hold, lease and sell commercial fishing permits and quota on behalf of a defined fishing community. This is a tool the community can utilize to offset the negative economic and social impacts of “catch shares” that consolidate fishing permits and quota into large commercially traded efforts that leave out small boats and small fishing communities.
Nurseryman plants clones of long-dead redwoods, sequoias - Associated Press
Roots of regeneration - Curry Coastal Pilot
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