Please thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for protecting wild places today! The U.S. Congress passed the Natural Resources Management Act, including the Oregon Wildlands Act , and the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. KS Wild and community allies have worked for over ten years to secure southwest Oregon protections in this bill.Read More
Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the site of the Carr Fire in northern California that devastated homes in Redding. His proposal for wildfires: give the timber industry control of our forests.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
The Klamath National Forest already has a bad track record of post-fire clearcutting. Now they are proposing a 1,700 acre post-fire clear-cut on the beloved and ecologically important Siskiyou Crest - next to the Cook and Green Botanical Area, the Red Butte Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, . Please sign on to stop this horrible proposal today!Read More
President Trump is signing two "anti-"proclamations authorizing the largest removal of public lands protections in history. It’s crucial that the Trump Administration hear loud and clear that their unprecedented anti-monument actions are outrageously unacceptable.Read More
We recently learned that BLM has recycled some of the timber sale units into a new sale called "Clean Slate" and then decided to cancel their public scoping open house.
Since they don't want to hear from the public in-person, take one minute to send in this comment - here, we make it easy to send in a quick scoping comment or question:Read More
The so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2107,” passed out of the House of Representatives last week. This bill is an extreme attack on public lands, proposing up to 50-square-mile clearcuts with no public review. There is nothing resilient about that.Read More
Take action to ask our congressional delegation to pushback on Douglas County using federal dollars to promote its logging agenda.Read More
August 24th, 2017, Secretary Zinke submitted a secret report to President Trump with recommendations to slash protections for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This is a direct affront to the hundreds of thousands, the overwhelming majority, that have commented in favor to keeping protections for the Monument - including local landowners, scientists, tribes, community members, and sportmen. This could unravel decades of public land and water conservation opening up sensitive public lands to logging and private industry use. Zinke's report recommends boundary reductions for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, though specific details remain unavailable to the public. Stand with KS Wild, and speak up before Trump makes a final decision.
Marvelous patches of lowland forests surround the Lower Rogue, Applegate, and Illinois River Valleys. Clean water, ancient trees, and phenomenal recreation opportunities are found on these public forestlands, enriching our communities. Now, the Bureau of Land Management is going after thousands of acres of the best forests we have left.Read More