Film exposes harmful logging practices in Oregon — Coos Bay World

November 19, 2015 — The World — COOS BAY — Pacific Rivers is screening its new film, “Behind the Emerald Curtain,” which exposes Oregon’s harmful and outdated logging practices for private lands: clearcutting, clearcutting on steep slopes, rampant road building, logging through small streams, and aerial spraying of toxic, carcinogenic pesticides. The film calls for … Continue reading Film exposes harmful logging practices in Oregon — Coos Bay World

Siskiyous exempt from tighter stream buffer rules — Medford Mail Tribune

by Mark Freeman — November 6, 2015 — Medford Mail Tribune —  Private and industrial timberland owners around the Rogue Valley will be exempt from tighter no-logging buffers around fish-bearing streams enacted Thursday for the rest of Western Oregon, despite scores of local streams already deemed too warm for salmon. The Oregon Board of Forestry on Thursday narrowly … Continue reading Siskiyous exempt from tighter stream buffer rules — Medford Mail Tribune

How green are Oregon’s forest management practices? — Earth Island Journal

By Elizabeth Grossman — October 29, 2015 — Earth Island Journal — “Come out to Rockaway Beach and walk into Jetty Creek and you’ll feel that sense of outrage,” says Kate Taylor who lives in this small northern Oregon coastal town where she and her boyfriend run a fishing and travel guide business. Shortly after … Continue reading How green are Oregon’s forest management practices? — Earth Island Journal

Oregon brewery is first ever to go “Salmon-Safe” — Smithsonian Magazine

By Danny Lewis — October 2, 2015 — Smithsonian Magazine — Oregon has a lot of breweries. In fact, according to the Brewer’s Association, Oregon has the most breweries per capita in the United States. But it takes a lot of water to keep all those taps flowing: breweries typically use about four liters of … Continue reading Oregon brewery is first ever to go “Salmon-Safe” — Smithsonian Magazine

Groups share accounts of fight against timber industry power — Hipfish Monthly

By Scott Gilbert — October 2015 — Hipfish Monthly, page 8 — Hope was in the air Sept. 17 at the second annual town hall event presented by Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection, a group that got its start over something very different in the air. Aerial pesticide spraying on private timberland that is the source … Continue reading Groups share accounts of fight against timber industry power — Hipfish Monthly

Oregon’s forest practices harm fish, sully water — Eugene Register-Guard

by Greg Haller — August 5, 2015 — Eugene Register-Guard guest editorial — Recently, I drove through rush-hour traffic to Salem and sat through a six-hour hearing at the Board of Forestry in hopes that, at the end of the day, the board would follow the science and protect fish from warming waters. Instead, the … Continue reading Oregon’s forest practices harm fish, sully water — Eugene Register-Guard