River groups intervene in Oregon timber lawsuit


May 12, 2016 — Portland, Ore. — Pacific Rivers and three partner organizations – Wild Salmon Center, Association of Northwest Steelheaders, and Northwest Guides and Anglers Association – have entered the fray in a lawsuit brought by Linn County against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Forestry. The river groups have intervened … Continue reading River groups intervene in Oregon timber lawsuit

Bureau of Land Management releases final management plan for 2.4 million acres of public forestlands in Oregon


River groups call for more conservation of healthy rivers, clean water, and recreation —  April 12, 2016 — Portland, Ore. — Today the Bureau of Land Management released its final Environmental Impact Statement on management of 2.4 million acres of public lands and waters in Oregon. The lands covered in this plan include many of Oregon’s … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management releases final management plan for 2.4 million acres of public forestlands in Oregon

Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off this week, featuring Pacific Rivers’ award-winning film Behind the Emerald Curtain


Jan. 12, 2016 — Portland, Ore. — The Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off today in Nevada City, Calif., and features Pacific Rivers’ award-winning film Behind the Emerald Curtain. The film exposes harm to people, fish, wildlife, and water quality under Oregon’s current rules for logging on private timberlands. Filmmaker Shane Anderson will be … Continue reading Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off this week, featuring Pacific Rivers’ award-winning film Behind the Emerald Curtain

Pacific Rivers’ new film Behind the Emerald Curtain wins two awards, accepted in national Wild & Scenic film festival


Nov. 10, 2015 — Portland, Ore. — Pacific Rivers’ new film Behind the Emerald Curtain has received two awards and been accepted in several film festivals, including the prestigious, national Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, Calif., January 14-18. The film exposes harm to people, fish, wildlife, and water quality under Oregon’s current rules … Continue reading Pacific Rivers’ new film Behind the Emerald Curtain wins two awards, accepted in national Wild & Scenic film festival

Oregon Board of Forestry’s new rules will not protect clean water, fish


Nov. 6, 2015 —  Salem, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry adopted new rules Nov. 5, 2015 that fail to protect fish from the harmful practices happening along small streams in Oregon under the Oregon Forest Practices Act. The Board adopted to increase tree buffers to 60 feet on small fish-bearing streams and 80 … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry’s new rules will not protect clean water, fish

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


July 23, 2015 — Salem, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry refused to take action today to increase tree buffers along rivers and streams on Oregon’s private forests, leaving water quality in Oregon below state standards. “The Oregon Board of Forestry has a duty to meet state water quality standards, and today they failed. … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry fails to protect streams, water for fish