What We’re Doing


Pacific Rivers works where we can have the most impact: forest and river policy. We focus on Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and Montana, with plans to expand — because watersheds everywhere are threatened.

Northwest Forests

Northwest Forests


There are 24 million acres of national forests in the Northwest. These forests are at risk. We’re working to protect rivers and water on these lands and promote responsible logging.
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Oregon’s O&C Lands

Oregon’s O&C Lands


Oregon was once the largest timber producer in the world, and much of this timber came from Oregon’s so-called O&C Lands — 2.5 million acres set aside for the now defunct Oregon and California Railroad. Now they are at risk.
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Monitoring

Monitoring


Pacific Rivers has contracted with respected scientist Charley Dewberry to document conditions in important creeks, which provides crucial information that helps us protect clean water and healthy rivers. Read More “Monitoring”

Private Timberlands

Private Timberlands


Oregon has the most lax rules for protecting rivers, water, and human health from the impacts of private timberlands than any of its neighbors – California, Washington, and Idaho – all of which turn a profit in timber. Read More “Private Timberlands”

State Forests

State Forests


Pacific Rivers is part of the North Coast Forest Coalition to ensure Oregon’s state forests are managed in a way that balances timber, clean water, healthy rivers, and outdoor recreation. Read More “State Forests”

Montanans for Healthy Rivers

Montanans for Healthy Rivers


Pacific Rivers helped create the Montanans for Healthy Rivers (MHR) campaign in 2009, a coalition of conservation organizations, businesses, and individuals dedicated to preserving Montana’s most intact rivers and streams. Read More “Montanans for Healthy Rivers”

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary


Oregon’s North Umpqua River is one of the most important ecological areas in the Northwest, providing more than many miles of high-quality habitat for salmon, steelhead, trout and other native species.
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