Angler, writer works for balance on Oregon’s timberlands

John Larison grew up outside Philomath, Oregon – timber town USA, as he calls it. He went to school with children from several prominent logging families. His parents made films for National Geographic. When they made a film about Alaska’s ancient forest – the Tongass – in the early 1990s, the spotted owl war was … Continue reading Angler, writer works for balance on Oregon’s timberlands

Couple retiring to “green” Oregon shocked to see devastation in forests

Jack and Jane Anderson moved from northern Idaho to the north coast of Oregon 12 years ago to retire. “We always thought north Idaho was one of those backwards places that had no environmental laws, and Oregon was such a wonderful, green place, and we were going to a place where our water would be much … Continue reading Couple retiring to “green” Oregon shocked to see devastation in forests

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

Let’s Protect the North Umpqua and Honor Its Conservationists

Photo Credit: Uncage the Soul Productions Frank Moore is legendary — a legendary flyfisherman, conservationist, and World War II veteran, and a legendary husband, father, and friend. Anyone who meets him does not soon forget him. When he talks to you, you know you matter. That’s a rare gift. And now, all of us have … Continue reading Let’s Protect the North Umpqua and Honor Its Conservationists

U.S. Should Modernize Columbia River Treaty Act

by Greg Haller — The Pacific Northwest has a tremendous opportunity to modernize the 50-year-old U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty to benefit people, fish and wildlife. Lawmakers are asking for it, conservationists are asking for it, tribes are asking for it. American Rivers recently designated the Columbia as the nation’s second most endangered river because of … Continue reading U.S. Should Modernize Columbia River Treaty Act

Oregon Board of Forestry fails to protect streams, water for fish

The Oregon Board of Forestry refused to take action to protect fish from warming streams at its July 23 meeting in Salem, leaving water quality in Oregon below state standards, and disappointing conservationists, fishing groups, and everyone who cares about clean water and healthy rivers. “The Oregon Board of Forestry has a duty to meet … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry fails to protect streams, water for fish