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Oregon 2020 Fires burned managed fires the most

Published October 30th, 2020

https://fusee.org/fusee-blogs-1/oregons-2020-fires-highly-managed-forests-burned-the-most

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Conservation Update

Published September 7th, 2020

From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

It is hard to believe that it has been 3 months since the last newsletter and while I am still learning and growing in my position as Conservation/ Legal Director, there are a few small accomplishments I would like to share.

First, we have remained engaged as [...]

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E&E News on NEPA rewrite

Published June 30th, 2020

FOREST SERVICE

Agency finishes NEPA rewrite, waits for White House

Marc Heller, E&E News reporter

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Forest Service’s National Environmental Policy Act rewrite is taking a backseat to the bigger Council on Environmental Quality rewrite. Cecilio Ricardo/Forest Service/USDA/Flickr

The Forest Service’s plan to speed environmental reviews of forest management projects [...]

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Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign recommended hikes

Published June 26th, 2020

Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Hikes Summer 2020                                                                                             [...]

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Conservation Update.. Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

As a new member of the Umpqua Watershed team, it is an honor and privilege to write this as my first article for our newsletter. First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Angela Jensen. I am a native of the Deer Creek watershed and Kalmiopsis [...]

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Action item! BLM rule change could limit public input.

Published June 3rd, 2020

BLM Timber Protest and Salvage Announcement 5-28-20

We will need public as soon as we are able. Check back here for the address to comment or follow the links below to find the information.

  • 15-day official protests of logging decisions began in 1984
  • Elimination would speed logging projects for wildfire

The U.S. [...]

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Conservation Update

Published March 16th, 2020

By Diana Pace

Elliott State Forest

The Elliott State Forest (ESF) is 93,000 acres of the Central Oregon coast range and the only significant state owned old growth forest in Oregon. Oregon State University (OSU) and the College of Forestry are in negotiations with the state for the future management direction of the ESF. [...]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT WILDERNESS

Published February 25th, 2020

I would like to correct a number of inaccurate statements made by one of our county commissioners in his recent guest column: “The proposed Crater Lake Wilderness: A dangerous road to disaster and exclusion.”  The writer could have avoided spreading this misinformation by simply reading the Wilderness Act of 1964 (https://tinyurl.com/WildernessAct), going to the [...]

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“Umpqua Sweets” Proposed BLM Sale of 2000 acres along the North Umpqua River

Published December 6th, 2019

From September 24th through November 1st, Cascadia Wildlands spearheaded an investigation of a Roseburg BLM Timber Sale called Umpqua Sweets. They conducted field trips to the units and meetings with the BLM Swiftwater Field Office personnel. Some Umpqua Watersheds members joined in the research, including Francis Eatherington. The following are comments about the sites by [...]

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What is NEPA and what does it mean for conservation?

Published December 6th, 2019

By Diana Pace

The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to consider all of the environmental and social impacts of proposals before taking action (e.g. permitting a road or mine). It requires agencies to prepare a detailed study on the impacts of any proposed action that may “significantly affect the quality of the human [...]

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