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Rally for Water & Wildlife with Oregon Wild!

 On Wednesday, April 19th, Oregonians from across the state will arrive at the Capitol to tell their legislators to take a stand for Oregon’s water & wildlife. The rally will feature speeches from Representatives David Gomberg and Pam Marsh, as well as forest, water, and wildlife advocates and conservation groups from around the state! 

Forests and Watersheds up for Protections in Salem

If you read our alerts and blogs you are well aware of the attack that the Trump administration has launched against important environmental rules and laws recently, and you know that Oregon Wild is fighting back to defend the wild places you care about. In the face of these unprecedented attacks, we are continuing our 40 year history of working to implement and defend rules that protect vast wild landscapes and endangered species, and keep public land in public hands, and that work is as important as ever.

Against Aerial Spraying

Oregon Wild is Against Aerial Spraying. 

Oregon wild supports policies and practices that protect and enhance thriving ecosystems that contribute to human and environmental health, and while we fight to advance such policies on the broadest scale possible, usually at a State or Federal level, we endorse people’s right to protect themselves from dangerous industrial practices on a local level as well. 

Things heating up on the Oregon Coast, and it's not just climate change.

On September 24th, Oregon Wild joined our friend The Rockaway Beach Citizens For Watershed Protection up at Oswald West State Park to launch the Save Short Sands Campaign to raise awareness at the park about aerial spraying of clearcuts just outside park boundaries. This fall, multi-national clearcutting corporation Weyerheauser Co has been using helicopters to spray 80 different clearcuts in the region surrounding the park, and the Rockaway Beach Citizens group worked hard to let folks who live in the area know about the risks.

A New Direction for Oregon's Forests

Watseco Creek flows through a clearcut above Rockaway Beach Oregon.

Our friends over at the North Coast State Forest Coalition have launched an online petition directed at Governor Kate Brown, who will soon be appointing new members to Oregon’s Board of Forestry. The petition calls on Governor Brown to “ appoint someone that helps diversify the expertise and background of the Board . . . who is not tied to commercial timber interests.” 

Oregon's Toxic Air and Poisoned Water

Oregon has a problem with toxic air and poisoned water.

Did Clearcutting Contribute to Highway 42 Landslide?

Satellite images from Google Earth and footage released this week from the Oregon Department of Transportation suggest that a recent clearcut on a slope above Highway 42 may have contributed to its instability. According to the satellite imagery, the slope was logged between May 2013 and May 2015 (full images below). 

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