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.

Private Timberlands

Private Timberlands


Oregon has weaker 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.

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Public Lands

Public Lands


Pacific Rivers is working hard to protect the 24 million acres managed under the Northwest Forest Plan, 2.5 million acres of Oregon’s O &C Lands, and ensuring Oregon’s state forests are managed in a way that balances timber, clean water, healthy rivers, and outdoor recreation. Read More “Public Lands”

Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank and Jeanne 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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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”

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”