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Wyden’s Bill Comes to Life!

Published February 13th, 2021
After over 2 years of research, many town halls and public meetings, and 15,000 nominations from Oregonians across the state, Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act of 2021 has come [...]

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From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

Published December 2nd, 2020

In our last newsletter, I ended my article by asking readers to vote as if the climate of our children and grandchildren depended on it. And you did. In fact, [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update Winter 2020

Published December 2nd, 2020

By Bob Hoehne

Our hearts and prayers are with our many friends and neighbors who lost their homes in the recent fires. Some were UW members, and on the Wilderness [...]

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Forest Management and Wildfire: Myth Meets Reality

Published December 2nd, 2020

Here we go again…

The fire lines weren’t even completed around the Archie Creek fire, and we still couldn’t see our neighbors’ houses through the smoke when the drumbeat of [...]

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Take Action by Nov 29 Elliott State Forest

Published November 17th, 2020

Coast Range Watch

Have a say about how your local forests are preserved.

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Biden team climate plan

Published November 17th, 2020
Biden-linked team rolls out climate plan Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporterPublished: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Climate 21 Project gathered 150 high-level experts to offer the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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