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

Youth Corps Survey Salmonids near the proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary


July 22, 2015 — Roseburg, OR — A crew of youth from the local community will spend the next two weeks getting up close with the fishes of Canton Creek, a tributary to the North Umpqua River. Starting July 27th, agency staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), United States Forest Service (USFS), and … Continue reading Youth Corps Survey Salmonids near the proposed Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

River groups urge agencies to protect water on federal forests


March 17, 2015 — As the U.S. Forest Service kicks off a series of listening sessions tonight to learn from Northwest residents what their concerns are as the agencies revise the Northwest Forest Plan, the Pacific Rivers Council, American Rivers, and Wild Salmon Center urge the agencies and everyone who cares about water in the … Continue reading River groups urge agencies to protect water on federal forests

Scientist, high school students snorkel creeks on federal forests to find fish


September 23, 2014 — Canton Creek, North Umpqua, Ore. — As the debate about increasing logging on federal forests in Oregon continues, Pacific Rivers has released a short film that follows a stream ecologist named Charley Dewberry and students from a Roseburg-area high school donning wetsuits and snorkels as they swim in Canton Creek on … Continue reading Scientist, high school students snorkel creeks on federal forests to find fish