The Pacific fisher became a primary focus of KS Wild's research and advocacy efforts very early in the history of the organization. KS Wild considers the fisher a key indicator species for the health of the Klamath-Siskiyou ecosystem, and we are alarmed by the species' decline throughout its range.
Congress enacted a Fire funding fix that will stop the Forest Service practice of “borrowing” funding from Forest Service programs to use towards fighting wildfire. KS Wild is generally supportive of this approach, but several other provisions in this bill would impact our national forests. Check out the analysis of the bill from our friends at The Wilderness Society.
Bear Grub timber sale targets native forests near Ruch and Jacksonville. Take a moment to ask the BLM to work to improve forest health and resilience by thinning second-growth tree plantations while protecting native forests and large fire-resilient trees.
If the massive “Poor Windy” logging project moves ahead as planned, the Jumpoff Joe, Middle Cow Creek and Graves Creek forests and watersheds may be pushed past the point of no return. Take action to defend the wildlife, watersheds, and communities that rely upon these public lands!
In the coming days and weeks, you're going to be hearing a lot about "salvage" logging clearcuts that are being proposed on public lands throughout the Klamath Siskiyous following last summer's fire season. One of the most outrageous of these logging proposals is the "Seiad-Horse" timber sale at Cook and Green Pass in the Siskiyou Mountains. Klamath National Forest timber planners hope to clearcut over 1,200 acres of Late-Successional Old-Growth Reserves.
Cook and Green Pass, just south of the Oregon/California border next to the Red Buttes Wilderness, is known as one of the most botanically diverse areas in the State of California. Please take a moment to express your support for the forests, watersheds, and wildlife of this Siskiyou Crest ecological gem.
We send a big thank you to everyone who spoke up against pressure from international mining interests to strip-mine our beloved rivers. That's because the U.S. Forest Service just announced it would not revisit a strip-mining ban in the Kalmiopsis region. This means that more than 100,000 acres and 100 miles of streams and rivers will stay protected!
Working “remotely,” you can assist our Forest Watch Campaign to help monitor public lands timber sales and other projects. Or work hands-on participating in restoration projects like fencing, weed pulls, and trail work.