Matron Saint of Last Chances
Writings by Matron Saint of Last Chances
Fighting Disaster Capitalism in Oregon’s Fire-Burned ForestsMatron Saint of Last Chances climate press release
While communities across the West continue to rebuild from the literal ashes of fire seasons past, Oregonians are witnessing the timber industry hastily take what’s left of our fire- burned forests. Post-fire logging is the West’s brand of disaster capitalism. In the aftermath of wildfires, the timber industry turns a profit by advancing extensive logging programs in the name of “forest resilience” and “community fire safety.” Cloaked in nice- sounding euphemisms, post-fire clearcuts are still advancing on public lands and National Forests around Oregon.