Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) asked the Trump administration to start a process to reverse hard fought protections for portions of the Illinois and Smith River and Hunter Creek watersheds in Southwest Oregon despite overwhelming local support for their protection.Read More
Nyla, age 6, holds a sign "Protect the future" while she addresses the crowd of over 100 fellow protesters at the BLM Interagency Office in Grants Pass Oregon last week. Watch the video to see more from the big event...Read More
Zinke is clear that he wants to remove the Monument’s protections and hand over the forests to timber companies. Aggressive logging on 16,591 acres of land currently protected for the Monument’s unique wildlife is an obvious goal of the recommendations. In the long term, there is a suggestion that more than half of the Monument could be axed.Read More
They call it HR 2936, or the Federal Forest Resiliency Act of 2017, or the Westerman bill. But let's just call it what it is: Logging Without Laws: Logging up to 30,000 acres without environmental review. Protection for threatened species like Pacific salmon becomes optional. Courts aren't allowed to stop illegal logging until forests are already cut down.
Our worst fears have been confirmed. Our beloved Cascade Siskiyou National Monument is one of a handful of national monuments now being targeted by the Secretary of the Interior for destruction. This could be the biggest blow to our ecoregion in decades.Read More
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.
The latest timber sale from the Medford Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") looks like it was designed by timber barons in the last century. It includes old-growth logging. It logs stream buffers. It harms salmon, spotted owls, and other rare wildlife. It increases fire danger!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More