Bio: Mike Dubrasich
Mike Dubrasich has been a practicing professional forester in Oregon since 1975. For the last 31 years he has been a private consulting forester specializing in forest biometrics.
Mr. Dubrasich has organized three different consulting firms and served as Oregon Chapter Chair of the Assoc of Consulting Foresters of America. He is author of "A Guide to Innovative Tree Farming in the Pacific Northwest." In 2007 he founded the Western Institute for Study of the Environment, a non-profit educational website teaching environmental stewardship and caring for the land: http://westinstenv.org
Mr. Dubrasich recently founded Give Us Our Land Back: http://giveusourlandback.org Give Us Our Land Back is a civic coalition spearheading the Petition to De-Federalize Oregon Lands.
We seek redress of grievances as authorized by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Our grievances are:
* Our public lands rightfully belong to the Counties of Oregon, * we deserve, indeed are Constitutionally guaranteed, the same rights and privileges afforded other States, and * Federal trusteeship over those lands has failed catastrophically, damaging our environment, our economy, and our social integrity.
The redress we seek is transfer of title and jurisdiction of Federal lands to the Counties in which those lands lie.