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Protect Our BLM Backyard Forests

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a long-awaited plan for public forests found throughout Western Oregon. The plan looks at six options for managing federal land that includes special places like the Wild Rogue River, Applegate Valley, and Illinois Valley. Unfortunately, most alternatives in the plan would slash streamside buffers and clearcut thousands of acres of BLM land.

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URGENT: Marble Mountains Targeted, You Can Help!

Timber planners on the Klamath National Forest are exploiting last summer’s wildfires to push an extreme logging proposal that calls for clearcutting old-growth reserves in key salmon strongholds. Please stand with conservation groups, native tribes, watershed councils and fire ecologists to oppose the Forest Service rush to log at any cost.

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Senators join in Oregon Caves dedication
The dignitaries who spoke at Friday's celebration of the expansion of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve painted a colorful portrait of "The Marble Halls of Oregon." U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, who began working on the expansion nearly 20 years ago, seemed relieved. About 50 people were in attendance, including Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley.
Agricultural Business Owners Thank Merkley For Protecting Oregon Caves
Over twenty southern Oregon agricultural businesses spoke up thanking Senator Jeff Merkley for his work to protect public lands in Oregon at the Senator’s town hall meeting in Cave Junction this morning. The small business owners expressed their gratitude for Merkley’s recent efforts to successfully expand the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.
Illinois, Rogue, and Smith Rivers Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers
American Rivers named southern Oregon’s Illinois and Rogue Rivers and the Smith River in California among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on nickel mining proposals that threaten a wonderland of wild rivers, clean water, rare plants, and outdoor recreation.

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We need your help monitoring areas protected for our amazing regional botanical diversity.

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BLM forests have a unique history and offer diverse benefits to our region. Right now, our backyard forests are under threat.

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Energy companies are now pursuing LNG export for the Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector proposal.

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Learn about suction dredging, mining on public lands and toxic, abandoned mines in the Rogue Basin.

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KS Wild works to ensure that ORVs don’t threaten rare species, sensitive watersheds, or non-motorized recreation.