Defending the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of 27 monuments across the U.S. under "review" by the Trump Administration with an eye toward reducing the Monument's size or eliminating protections. 

 

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First Came Arson, Next Comes Salvage Logging?!

Last summer, an arson fire was set in the Klamath National Forest near Horse Creek, a tributary to the Klamath River in Northern California. Tragically, fire burned several homes in this remote canyon. Now, under the guise of fire prevention, the Forest Service wants to log remote forests on the Siskiyou Crest.

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Fight the Pickett West Timber Sale!

Pickett West is not a light-touch restoration-thinning project. Rather it is an old-school timber grab that will harm wildlife and watersheds. Native forests on public lands will have canopy cover reduced to 30% with no protections for old-growth forests and large fire-resilient trees. Worse still, while the BLM is still taking public comments, it is already marking old-growth trees to sell to the highest bidder.

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The Wild Rogue: A Treasure Worth Protecting

Wild Rogue protections have been included in the Oregon Wildlands Act! The bill would expand the Wild Rogue Wilderness by 56,000 acres and create a 95,000-acre Rogue Canyon National Recreation Area in southwest Oregon.

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Wolves Belong Here

Last year, Oregon wolf recovery appeared to stall. Now the state of Oregon is trying to weaken protections for wolves. We cannot return to the days of shooting wolves on sight or hunting them for the thrill. 

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Pacific Fisher Is One Cool Critter

The fisher plays a key role in regulating the populations of its prey species, many of which can become destructive if left unchecked. Most notably, it is a specialized predator of porcupines, which it kills by flipping over to expose the non-quilled belly.

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Permanent Protections for Kalmiopsis Wild Rivers

On January 12th, 2017 under the Obama Administration, the BLM and Forest Service announced that the Kalmiopsis wild rivers were officially protected for 20 years under a "mineral withdrawal," effectively blocking further threats of industrial strip mining.

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Klamath-Siskiyou Climate Refuge

The Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion is our shared and priceless heritage. Together, we can generate the political will necessary to protect these lands and waters for the betterment of current and future generations.

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BLM Backyard Forest Watch

These are the special places where many of us go to explore and enjoy nature, and where we get our clean drinking water. These public lands offer a place for wildlife to thrive. As our stewards, public land managers work for us and must take into account how we use these lands today, where we get our water, and how climate change will impact our forests into the future. 

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Protecting Applegate Backyard Forests

The Applegate Neighborhood Network engages in issues that affect the environment and community in the Applegate Valley. The network is comprised of local residents, representatives from several non-profit conservation, community and recreation-based organizations, and representatives of subwatersheds in the Applegate Valley.  

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Public Lands Advocacy

All across America people are coming together and speaking up to ensure that public lands are kept in public hands for generations to come.

Our shared public lands—including our national forests, parks and wildlife refuges—provide us all with spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities, while supporting our nation’s fish, wildlife and natural heritage. They deliver robust economic opportunities and are a true asset to be shared and preserved into perpetuity.  

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NO LNG

KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper are engaged in the fight against a massive dirty energy project in southern Oregon. The proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and 235-mile pipeline threaten fish, forests, rivers, and private landowners across four counties.

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Meet the Rogue Riverkeeper

Rogue Riverkeeper (RRK) was founded in 2008 as a program of the Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) to provide public oversight of clean water for fish and people living in the Rogue Basin. Rogue Riverkeeper works to safeguard the health of the Rogue River, using fundamental environmental protections such as the Clean Water Act to improve water quality across the basin's 3.3 million acres. 

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