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Make Recreation A Priority, Start With The Middle Fork Applegate River Footbridge

Deep in the heart of the Klamath-Siskiyou, the Middle Fork Applegate Trail is suffering from neglect including the loss of a key footbridge over the river. Right now the Forest Service is proposing to replace the existing road bridge over the Middle Fork Applegate River on Forest Service Road 1040 that leads to the trailhead. Will you join us in asking the Forest Service to replace the Middle Fork Applegate River footbridge in addition to the 1040 road bridge and commit to maintaining all their trails?

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Thank You for Working to Protect Kalmiopsis Rivers

Exciting news! Our elected officials have taken important steps towards protecting the pristine rivers of southwestern Oregon and northwestern California from the threats of nickel strip mining. Please take a moment to thank Senators Wyden and Merkley and Representatives DeFazio of Oregon and Huffman of California for introducing the Southwest Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act.

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More Logging Won’t Stop Wildfires
Contrary to widespread misconceptions, large fires burn mostly at low and moderate intensities. For example, only about 20 percent of the Rim Fire was high-intensity, and only a portion of the land involved was densely forested enough to create snag forest habitat. Moreover, current science indicates that we have less, not more, mixed-intensity wildland fire in our forests now than we did historically. Allowing more fires to burn in backcountry areas will help restore our forest ecosystems.
DeFazio, Huffman, Wyden, Merkley Praise Temporary Ban on Mining Projects in Southwest Oregon Watershed Protection Area Covered By Their Bills in House and Senate
Seeking to protect a celebrated collection of world-class salmon and steelhead rivers of the south Kalmiopsis region, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Jared Huffman , as well as Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, applauded the temporary ban on new mining projects in an area covered by a bill the Congressmen and Senators introduced, the Southwest Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act.
Congress Moves to Safeguard Oregon Wildlands and Wild Rivers
Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today to add protections from some of the state’s most pristine areas. The bill known as Oregon Wildlands would designate wilderness, national recreation areas and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Western Oregon, including protections for the Wild Rogue River in southwest Oregon.

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Current Public Comment Period Open, learn more about how you can support the campaign to prevent nickel mining in the Kalmiopsis and Wild Rivers coast - some of the US's most wild and pristine rivers. 

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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.