New dams proposed on the MeKong River threaten the largest inland freshwater fishery in the world and the food and economic security of sixty million people living in Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Eleven dams are proposed on the Mekong River. The first two lower Mekong hydropower mega-projects are currently under construction, a third … Continue reading Join us: Mekong River Night
Two whitewater rafting guides founded the Pacific Rivers Council in 1987 after witnessing the destruction of some of their most treasured rivers. Oil slicks, trash, and clearcuts were not only turning clients off, but also destroying the health of the rivers and nearby communities that depended on them. Since then, Pacific Rivers has been instrumental … Continue reading Pacific Rivers is looking for a Social Media Intern!
The Northwest used to be home to the greatest salmon runs in the world: The Columbia-Snake River System. Snake River salmon migrate farther and higher than any salmon on the planet, through eight dams and inland to their high-elevation mountain homes in eastern Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Learn more about the Snake River, its one-of-a-kind … Continue reading FREE THE SNAKE RIVER WITH PATAGONIA PORTLAND
by Hilary Shohoney— Pacific Rivers has long been a vocal advocate for comprehensive reform of the Oregon Forest Practices Act (OFPA), the rules that govern forestry on private forestlands. In 2015 we produced a 30-minute film on the topic that has reached thousands of Oregonians and generated a barrage of comments that were sent to … Continue reading Now is the time for Comprehensive Reform
by Christafien Dixon — What was originally named the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Act has been reintroduced by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Peter DeFazio under a new name. To honor Frank Moore’s wife and her conservation contributions the bill was renamed the Frank and Jeannie Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management … Continue reading Same Bill New Name: Steelhead Sanctuary Bill Reintroduced
Legislation would honor legendary couple and protect clean water, the economy, and wildlife Contact: Oakley Brooks, 503-307-3927, firstname.lastname@example.org Hilary Shohoney, 503-228-3555 X 207, email@example.com For Immediate Release Portland, OR (March 2, 2017)—Today, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Peter DeFazio reintroduced a bill that would protect roughly 100,000 acres in Douglas County, … Continue reading Oregonians Applaud Reintroduction of Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Bill