Columbia River Treaty Update

by Greg Haller — U.S. and Canada move closer to formal negotiations The modernization of the U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty moved closer towards reality when the U.S. State Department finalized its negotiating position this past fall. Although the U.S. position won’t be released publicly, we believe it will be guided by the Regional Recommendation, which … Continue reading Columbia River Treaty Update

More conservation needed for rivers, water on 2.5 million acres of public forest in Oregon

This week, the Bureau of Land Management released its final Environmental Impact Statement on management of 2.5 million acres of public lands and waters in Oregon. The lands covered in this plan include many of Oregon’s most iconic watersheds including the Wild and Scenic Sandy, Clackamas, Umpqua and Rogue Rivers. These lands provide 1.5 million … Continue reading More conservation needed for rivers, water on 2.5 million acres of public forest in Oregon

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 Should Take a Lesson From The Oso Landslide

by John Kober Like everyone in the Northwest, I am struck by the tragedy of the Oso landslide in Washington, and my condolences go out to the victims and their families. The unfortunate reality is that this kind of catastrophic landslide could happen in Oregon, too. In fact, we’re at even greater risk of landslides … Continue reading Oregon Should Take a Lesson From The Oso Landslide