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Updates on threats to the Klamath-Siskyou region, and what you can do to help.

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Send a love letter to protect our BLM forest lands

Right now BLM forests are at risk. Our political leaders are discussing how management of these lands should change to favor more access for logging, mining and other industrial interests. The BLM is currently seeking public comment on recreation, which will lay the groundwork for improved BLM recreation management for many years to come.

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Thank you Wyden, Merkley for working to protect Oregon Caves, Chetco River

Join us in sending a big wild thank you to Senators Wyden, Merkley for re-introducing legislation that would not only protect the Oregon Caves, Chetco River and Wild Rogue but also boost southern Oregon's growing recreation economy.

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Urge the Oregon Senate to Protect Salmon from Mining

Ensure that we protect Oregon's finest salmon habitat from damaging in-stream mining forever, we need you to ask the Oregon Senate to support a moratorium.

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Save Oregon's Rough & Ready And Baldface Creeks From Destructive Nickel Mining

This fragile wild landscape of pristine rivers, world-class fisheries, and rare plants is at risk of being turned into an industrial wasteland of strip mines, nickel smelters, and ore haul roads.

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Keep Cows Out of the Trinity Alps Wilderness

The Six Rivers National Forest is proposing to re-authorize cattle grazing on over 33,000 acres, mostly within the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. Help protect the wildflowers and clear-flowing streams of the Trinity Alps today.

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Save Hinkle Lake Botanical Area from Off-Road Vehicles

This spring the flower-filled meadows in the Hinkle Lake Botanical Area were once again damaged by Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) riders who do not value the rich botanical legacy that this unique area provides. Help protect Hinkle Lake and all our Botanical Areas today.

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Protect Red Buttes From Road To Nowhere

Of all the destructive, hard to maintain, Forest Service roads to nowhere, the 47N80 road in the Klamath National Forest is one of the worst. Take action now to tell the Klamath National Forest to close road 47N80 to vehicle traffic.

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Protect Gray Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed a rule to remove federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states, making it make it easier to kill gray wolves in places they are just beginning to recover, like in Oregon and California.

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Protect Smith River Wildlands from Off-Road Vehicles

The Smith River National Recreation Area has breathtaking rivers, legendary steelhead runs, and vast open vistas free from roads. This is not the place for more off-road vehicles.

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BLM Pushes Destructive Post-Fire Logging

Urge BLM decision makers to protect sensitive watersheds and wildlife when they plan post-fire timber sales.

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BLM: Stop logging 300-year-old trees

As you read this, the Ashland Resource Area is logging trees older than our nation at the controversial "Cottonwood" timber sale near the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.

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Tell Senator Wyden to protect our forests

Senator Ron Wyden’s newly-revised forest legislation has far-reaching and long lasting impacts on public forests in Oregon. The stakes are huge. His legislation affects public forests in an area fifteen times the size of Crater Lake National Park, drinking water for 1.8 million Oregonians and wild rivers and recreation throughout the state.

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Salmon River Wildlands Threatened By Clearcut Logging!

Ask the Forest Service to focus on post-fire forest restoration rather than forest exploitation in this special place.

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Speak Up For Rare Frogs

This summer KS Wild was shocked to learn that cattle grazing in southern Oregon’s Winema National Forest trampled frogs in their small stream habitats. Your help is needed now to stop a proposed expansion in public lands cattle grazing from damaging even more stream and wetland areas home to our amphibian friends.

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Protect Meadows And Creeks In California's Eddy Mountains

The creeks that flow from the Eddy Mountains in northern California are threatened by erosion from logging roads and increasing off-road vehicle use. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is poised to take positive steps to protect creeks and meadows, but they need to hear a strong message of support.

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Speak Up For Trail Creek

The BLM is deciding between several alternatives for how to implement the Trail Creek Timber Sale. Will Trail Creek get the restoration it needs, or more clearcuts? Tell the BLM that you support restoration, rather than exploitation in this at-risk watershed.

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No Joke, Gas Exports A Bad Deal

Gas company executives want to make huge profits exporting US gas at the expense of southern Oregon's landowners, families, rivers, forests, and climate. Tell Senator Wyden gas exports are a bad deal for Oregon.

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Last Chance for Smith River Wildlands!

Please support protection of the wildlands and wildflowers in the Smith River National Recreation Area.

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Support Responsible Forest Service Road Management

The Forest Service's 380,000 mile road system is in desperate need of maintenance to prevent erosion that muddies streams and kills fish. Urge your Senators and Representatives to support right-sizing the Forest Service road system with responsible management to protect public lands and save taxpayers money.

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Protect Salmon River Old-Growth From Post-Fire Logging

The science is clear: post-fire logging harms soil, wildlife, and clean water. Join KS Wild in urging the Klamath National Forest to protect some of the best steelhead streams on the mid-Klamath River from destructive logging.

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Smith River Deserves Protection, Not Strip Mining

The Smith River Basin in southwest Oregon is renowned for clear waters and world-class salmon runs. Help prevent a proposed nickel mine from strip mining about 4,000 acres of wilderness quality public lands, polluting downstream waters, and harming one of the most wild and pristine watersheds on the west coast.

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Stop the Nedsbar Timber Sale

The Applegate Valley has a growing recreation and tourism economy. The proposed Nedsbar timber sale would log 3,400 acres in an area proposed for protection, increase fire hazard, and harm clean water that supplies family farms. Speak up to prevent the BLM from destroying the last, best older forests in the Applegate Valley.

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Tell Wyden: Protect Oregon's BLM Forests

Senator Wyden is moving sweeping forestry legislation in the current 'lame duck' session of Congress. The bill would overhaul management on 2.6 million acres of federal public land, deciding the fate of many of southwest Oregon's forests, rivers, and wild areas.

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URGENT: 40,000 Acre Timber Sale On The Klamath!

The wild forests and watersheds of the Klamath have never needed your help more than now. With the smoke still clearing from this summer's wildfires, the Klamath National Forest is already pushing an extreme logging proposal that would clearcut thousands of acres of recovering post-fire forests, old-growth reserves, and roadless wildlands.

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BLM Targets Forests And Watersheds - Protect Grave Creek!

The BLM is at a crossroad: some folks in the agency are trying to find ways to thin second-growth forests, restore damaged watersheds and reduce the impacts of logging roads, while others want to "regenerate" ancient forests and punch more logging roads through the mountains. Stand with us and ask the Bureau of Land Management to restore, rather than exploit, ancient forests providing critical fish and wildlife habitat.

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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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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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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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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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Urge BLM To Protect Old-Growth Forests, Not Clear-Cut Them

In southern Oregon, our BLM Backyard Forests are prized for ancient forests, clean water and popular recreation spots. Unfortunately, in the last year the Medford BLM has bowed to pressure from the timber industry and plans to resume clearcutting ancient forests in the Lower Grave and Big Butte timber sales.

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Balance Needed To Protect Oregon Wolves

Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Commission is tasked with conserving our state's most vulnerable animals, including wolves. Tell Governor Brown to support Commissioners like Michael Finley who bring critical conservation and scientific expertise to decisions on fish and wildlife management.

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Protect Oregon's Rivers

The Clean Water Act works to reduce pollution from factories, mines and cities to safe levels, so that our rivers and streams are swimmable, fishable and drinkable. While not perfect, the Clean Water Act has dramatically reduced pollution from many sources in the last 30 years. Water quality trading could fundamentally change how Clean Water Act permits work.

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Tell Kate Brown to Protect Southern Oregon's Streams

Tell Governor Kate Brown to reject the Oregon Board of Forestry decision that the Siskiyou streams shouldn’t be exempt from the statewide stream protections. The science behind climate change makes it clear that our water sources are more critical than ever.

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Show support for SWOWSPA legislation to protect Kalmiopsis Rivers!

Show support for SWOWSPA legislation to protect Kalmiopsis Rivers!

Take Action: Please sign this petition and show support for the pending South West Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act to protect the Kalmiopsis Rivers from nickel strip mining!

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Show support for SWOWSPA legislation to protect Kalmiopsis Rivers!

Show support for SWOWSPA legislation to protect Kalmiopsis Rivers!

Take Action: Please sign this petition and show support for the pending South West Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act to protect the Kalmiopsis Rivers from nickel strip mining!

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Public Lands Takeover?  No Thanks!

Public Lands Takeover? No Thanks!

It's not just militants that want to give away public lands. U.S. Congressman Greg Walden recently proposed legislation to give away over a quarter-million acres of National Forests in southern Oregon and northern California.

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Take a Stand Against Clearcutting

Add your voice to those opposing the BLM's regeneration harvest proposal in the Klamath Falls Resource Area.

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Protect Wolves in Oregon

HB 4040 threatens wolf recovery in Oregon. Please email your Oregon state Senator and encourage them to vote NO on HB 4040.

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Westside Salvage Logging

Timber planners in the Klamath National Forest are set to auction off fire-burned forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains in the first of many "Westside Fire Salvage" timber sales starting March 17th. Learn more, and take action to protect these forests today!

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Stop Salvage Timber Sales in Marble Mountains

Join KS Wild, conservation groups, the Karuk Tribe, scientists, and over 12,000 Americans in voicing opposition to the extreme plans to fast track clearcut logging the Marble Mountains.

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Stop Salvage Timber Sales in Marble Mountains

Join KS Wild, conservation groups, the Karuk Tribe, scientists, and over 12,000 Americans in voicing opposition to the extreme plans to fast track clearcut logging the Marble Mountains.

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Westside Salvage Logging

Timber planners in the Klamath National Forest are set to auction off fire-burned forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains in the first of many "Westside Fire Salvage" timber sales starting March 17th. Learn more, and take action to protect these forests today!

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Tell the DEQ, Smith River deserves to be an "Outstanding Resource Waters"

Tell the DEQ, Smith River deserves to be an "Outstanding Resource Waters"

Sign on to the public comment asking the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, to initiate a rulemaking process to consider designating the North Fork Smith and all of its tributaries and wetlands as Outstanding Resource Waters.

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Wolves, Wolverines and Fishers: The Good, Bad, and the Future

News alert to what is happening with some of our favorite carnivores in the Klamath-Siskiyou

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Protect our Forests, Stop Clear-Cutting!

Send a letter to your representatives urging them to uphold protections for our forests when considering the BLM’s proposed plan for Western Oregon.

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"Regeneration logging" is clear-cutting

The BLM's plans to remove ancient forests serving as spotted owl critical habitat and replace them with dense tree plantations that increase fire hazard is a big step backwards for wildlife and watershed values.

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Wild Forests of the Applegate at Risk

The BLM is accepting public comment on the Nedsbar Forest Management Project. Get your comments in today!

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Protect the North Fork of the Smith River!

Protect the North Fork of the Smith River!

We have an opportunity to protect the North Fork of the Smith River and its tributaries in Oregon, and you can help. The Oregon Water Resources Department recently proposed a rule that is huge step forward in protecting the in-stream uses of these waters—namely fish life, wildlife, and recreation.

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