Stand with Kate and Nancy to demand responsible logging


By Kate Taylor and Nancy Webster —  The water smells strangely like a swimming pool. Water pouring from the kitchen tap. Water we drink. Water we serve to our families, pets and friends. Water we bathe in. It all smells like chlorine. One of us (Kate) moved to Rockaway Beach, Oregon a few years ago … Continue reading Stand with Kate and Nancy to demand responsible logging

You can help protect water and salmon on Oregon state forests


The Tillamook and Clatsop state forests in Northwest Oregon are beloved by many Portland-area residents. They are less crowded than the Gorge and Mt. Hood. More wild than Forest Park. And filled with beautiful rivers and streams, strenuous hikes and bike rides, and places to reconnect with nature when you only have a few hours … Continue reading You can help protect water and salmon on Oregon state forests

River groups to BLM: protect water on federal forests


O&CPacific Rivers and its partners are pushing back against industry efforts to cut more timber on federal forests in Oregon. In April, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final plan for managing 2.5 million acres of public lands and waters in western Oregon – the so-called O&C lands. This new plan is an attempt … Continue reading River groups to BLM: protect water on federal forests

A day to celebrate wild salmon and free-flowing rivers


So a dam has not been removed (yet). Nor has a river been restored (yet). BUT, yesterday, May 4, 2016, was a day to celebrate wild salmon and free-flowing rivers. Yesterday, federal judge Michael Simon ruled that for the fifth time in a row, the federal government has not actually considered all that is needed … Continue reading A day to celebrate wild salmon and free-flowing rivers

Wyden’s Wildlands bill would protect water, wildlands in Oregon


Rogue. Molalla. Chetco. These are rivers that millions of Oregonians rely on for drinking water, yet they are not fully protected. The good news? Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that will protect these vital drinking water sources and recreation areas. Take Action Currently, just 4 percent of Oregon is protected as wilderness. This … Continue reading Wyden’s Wildlands bill would protect water, wildlands in Oregon

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