Where Are We Going in 2019?

Northern California and southern Oregon’s Klamath-Siskiyou region is filled with world class rivers and forests. It is a destination for adventure seekers and a refuge for wild nature. For over 20 years, KS Wild has been a defender of all that is wild. We are an advocate for projects and policies that will protect our gems and restore our forest ecosystems.

Here are KS Wild’s plans for the coming year:

  1. Defending and conserving public lands, including our parks and protected areas from the assaults by the Trump administration. This includes the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the Smith and Illinois Rivers threatened by strip mining, and the Klamath River country at risk from clearcut logging. We will also push congress to preserve our wild treasures, like the Wild Rogue, Chetco, and Elk River watersheds.

  2. Fighting for restoration of our forests that have been degraded and protection of communities from wildfire. KS Wild will use science to drive our advocacy on behalf of ecosystems threatened from climate change. In the coming year, the U.S. Forest Service will begin a process that will impact all 18 National Forests in the Pacific Northwest, and KS Wild will be at the forefront of that effort.

  3. Our Rogue Riverkeeper program serves as the eyes and ears on all the waterways in the Rogue Basin. This talented team will keep pollution like toxic stormwater out of creeks and rivers, reform mining and logging practices that impact rivers, and help stop the LNG pipeline across the Rogue Basin.

  4. Protecting our precious wildlife, like the Pacific Fisher, Siskiyou Mountains Salamander and Grey Wolf. KS Wild is the last line of defense for species that are at-risk from human activities that too often leave behind voiceless wildlife.

Thank you to everyone that donated to KS Wild at the end of 2018!

Our plans are bold. We cover millions of acres of forests, wildlands, and rivers. This 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.

If you did not get a chance to donate, you can still do so and pick up an amazing 2019 calendar of some of the spectacular beauty of the wild Klamath-Siskiyou.

KS Wild will advance forest restoration techniques, like prescribed fire to restore ecosystem health and fuels reduction that will protect communities from fire.

KS Wild will advance forest restoration techniques, like prescribed fire to restore ecosystem health and fuels reduction that will protect communities from fire.

The Rogue Riverkeeper program will keep the lifeblood of southern Oregon communities - the Rogue River and its tributaries - pollution free.

The Rogue Riverkeeper program will keep the lifeblood of southern Oregon communities - the Rogue River and its tributaries - pollution free.

We are the voice for the voiceless - like the Pacific fisher.

We are the voice for the voiceless - like the Pacific fisher.

Joseph Vaile