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Help Us Protect BLM Heritage Forests

Western Oregon BLM forests are our backyard forests and a part of our heritage. Now we have a chance to get the management of these forests right.

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Tell the Obama Administration to get it right in Oregon forests.

Western Oregon BLM forests surround our communities. People live next to BLM forests, we recreate in BLM forests, and we get our drinking water from BLM forests. These are the forests that Oregonians often see from our windows or visit on day-trips. Western Oregon BLM forests are our backyard forests and a part of our heritage.

Now we have a chance to get the management of these forests right. Join us in telling the Obama Administration to protect clean water and old growth trees on BLM Heritage Forests.

The western Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input for plans that guide forest management across 2.6 million acres of public lands. You might remember that the Bush Administration attempted to install a plan known as the Western Oregon Plan Revisions (or WOPR) that would have ramped up clearcutting in old-growth and stream side reserves. With your help, KS Wild successfully worked to stop that plan.

The Western Oregon BLM has a new process to bring its plans into the 21st century to reflect the public desire to protect waterways, old forests and at-risk species, and to safeguard the capacity of these forests to mitigate climate change. But there are still powerful interests that seek to open up these forests to clearcutting and weaken protections for waterways and wildlife.

There are two ways you can help make sure that your values are reflected in the BLM new management plan revisions:

1. Send a letter to the BLM to comment in their scoping period for the RMP process. Send in your letter by clicking here.

2. Sign a petition that expresses your support for the values of clean water, salmon habitat and old-growth forests that make Oregon a great place to live. Sign the petition here.