Millions of Dollars Appropriated to Reduce Damage from Forest Roads

Roads are widely recognized as a risk to aquatic ecosystems on federal lands nationwide. Road restoration has been specifically identified in the Northwest Forest Plan and other recent federal policies as a high priority for aquatic conservation on federal lands, including those in Oregon. Although this work has progressed in some National Forests and BLM … Continue reading Millions of Dollars Appropriated to Reduce Damage from Forest Roads

Timber and rivers in the 33rd state

(Eighth in an eight-part series on the history and successes of Pacific Rivers) — by Mary Scurlock — I have been working with Pacific Rivers to protect clean water and rivers from outdated forestry practices for about 25 years. In Washington, the changes have been promising, and the impact to the forest industry minimal. In … Continue reading Timber and rivers in the 33rd state

Unlocking the secrets of the watershed through science

(Fifth in an eight-part series on the history and successes of Pacific Rivers) — by Charley Dewberry — When I joined Pacific Rivers in 1991, it had already become one of the most influential river conservation groups in the country, having recently passed the largest Wild and Scenic rivers law ever in the Lower 48 … Continue reading Unlocking the secrets of the watershed through science