Celebrating National Public Lands Day at Eight Dollar Mountain

The morning of September 21st, KS Wild gathered with volunteers and the Forest Service along the banks of the Wild and Scenic Illinois River to celebrate National Public Lands Day and protect this area from illegal Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use. See a slideshow of our stewardship action that day!

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Restore & Protect Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area

Defending the Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area, on the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is a high priority for KS Wild’s stewardship program. Teams of volunteers have worked for years to clean up illegal dumping sites and protect the botanical hotspot from illegal off-highway vehicle use (OHV). Our goal is to install gates to prevent further degradation, and allow for an orderly managed botanical area.

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Wyden Champions Wildlands Protections

Senator Wyden learned from the crowd at his Josephine County Town Hall that protecting the Rogue, its tributaries, and all of the wild places in Oregon, is of utmost importance to Oregonians.  He also heard that his constituents here in southern Oregon see and appreciate the hard work he is doing in the nation’s capital to keep our lands and rivers pristine and protected.

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Bees & Blossoms at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

KS Wild works hard to protect places like the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and we love bringing our community out to these special places so you can experience all that our region, and its wild places, has to offer. The Bees & Blossoms hike was graciously led by the founder of the Native Bee Society, Brian Dysktra.

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Government Shut Down and Public Lands

Public lands should not be a pawn in political fights. Hard working public employees should not be forced to take short term loans or visit food banks as the price of public service. Timber, oil and gas, and other extractive industries should not enjoy unfettered access to public lands while restoration, fire safety work, and recreation are shut down. 

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Joseph Vaile
Where Are We Going in 2019?

Our plans are bold. We cover millions of acres of forests, wildlands, and rivers. This region is one of the most valued and treasured regions in all of the West because of its unique biodiversity. Alongside our partners like you, we promise to deliver results that benefit wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou. Read more about our plans for 2019.

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Joseph Vaile
Saving a Climate Refuge

Please consider an end of the year gift to KS Wild. Our efforts to defend the Klamath-Siskiyou are more important that ever before. But we can’t do it without you. Please join us.

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Joseph Vaile
A Year in Review: The Seiad Horse Timber Sale

As you know, many of the national forests in northern California and southern Oregon have experienced significant wildfire events over the last several fire seasons. Last year the SIskiyou Crest experienced an wildlifire event when the Abney fire burned in mixed severity on the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest and over to the Klamath National Forest. The Klamath National Forest stands alone in wanting to exploit these wildfires in order to clearcut backcountry Late Successional Reserves.

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Brodia Minter