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Bird occurrence and wildfire disturbance

Published November 17th, 2020
New paper Patterns of bird species occurrence in relation to anthropogenic and wildfire disturbance: Management implications

 

 

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Old Growth crucial to fighting Climate Change

Published November 17th, 2020
Forest Carbon

Why Old-Growth Trees Are Crucial to Fighting Climate Change

Brooke JarvisScience, 04.01.2020

Nature is already socking away a lot of carbon for us. It could soak up a lot more—if we help.

37%: The part that “natural climate solutions” could play between now and 2030 to keep [...]

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Spotted Owl Critical Habitat likely to decrease

Published November 17th, 2020
Link to Capital Press Article Trump expected to reduce spotted owl critical habitat

The Trump administration will likely decrease the threatened Northern spotted owl’s critical habitat before the end of his first term, though the reduction may fall short of [...]

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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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