Oregonians Applaud House Introduction of Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Bill


September 23, 2016 — Portland, Ore—Today, Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced a bill that would protect roughly 100,000 acres in Douglas County, Oregon. The legislation was introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley in the Senate in May, 2015, and passed out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in July, 2016. The Frank … Continue reading Oregonians Applaud House Introduction of Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Bill

Pacific Rivers Challenges BLM Replacement of the Northwest Forest Plan


August 9, 2016 — Eugene, Ore—Late Yesterday, Pacific Rivers and a coalition of stakeholder groups filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its Resource Management Plan (RMP) for western Oregon. The RMP, which directs management of 2.5 million acres of forested lands in western Oregon would replace the 1994 Northwest Forest … Continue reading Pacific Rivers Challenges BLM Replacement of the Northwest Forest Plan

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