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King Clearcut Lost Big at the Ballot Box. What Does That Mean for Public Lands?

Since the election, there’s been a great deal of attention paid to Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives and flipping several governorships across the country. Here in Oregon, progressives have celebrated Gov. Brown’s re-election and Democrats winning supermajorities in both houses of Oregon’s State Legislature (see Oregon Wild’s 5 Election Takeaways for Oregon's Wildlands and Wildlife).

Let's Enlist Our Forests to Fight Climate Change

As the climate continues to change at an unprecedented pace, Oregon’s elected officials are talking more about ways to reduce the carbon emissions from our energy and transportation sectors. However, notably absent from these conversations is Oregon’s largest source of carbon emissions: logging. Recent research, including a groundbreaking study from Oregon State University, shows that Oregon’s logging industry emits more carbon into our atmosphere than any other sector.

Oregon Democrats Are Using Public Money to Advance Trump’s Public Lands Agenda

County governments throughout Oregon are helping fund a radical timber lobby group

If you live in Oregon, there's a good chance that your county government is helping fund a lawsuit to overturn the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon. 

7 Ways the LNG Pipeline Threatens Our Public Lands

The Jordan Cove Energy Project is a proposal to build a 230-mile fracked gas pipeline across Southwestern Oregon and a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay (map). The project, which was originally proposed over 13 years ago, has already been denied on the federal level, but was recently resurrected with the hopes that the Trump administration will greenlight the project.

Snowshoeing Around the Crater Lake Caldera

Recently, my friend and I circumnavigated the caldera of an ancient volcano. Our four-day snowshoe-backpacking trip around the rim of the Crater Lake was among the most challenging trips we had taken, but it was also among the most rewarding. 

Debunking Sec. Zinke's Claims on Shrinking Monuments

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A comprehensive analysis released today reveals the extent to which the Trump administration has deliberately sought to mislead the public on their plans to strip protections from America’s National Monuments. 

Andy Kerr on the Westerman Bill

Oregon Wild's former Conservation Director unpacks the massive "Logging Without Laws" bill
 

Who wouldn’t want “resilient” (“able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions”) forests? With the name Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936), what could possibly be wrong with this bill?

Everything. Judge neither a book by its cover nor a bill by its name.

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