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October 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:38:36+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

The October 2017  Conservation Column by Pepper Trail We Learn a Little More about the Trump Administration’s Monument Plans On Sept. 17, the Washington Post published a leaked copy of the text of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s “Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.” This was provided to the [...]

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September 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:37:04+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

The Fate of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument This month’s Chat is coming out a few days late because we wanted to wait for the announcement regarding the results of the Trump Administration’s review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act – including, of course, our own Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The recommendations from Interior Secretary [...]

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Save the Elliott State Forest

By | 2017-09-25T21:38:25+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Conservation, News Page, Uncategorized|

A request from the Oregon Conservation Network Director and the Rogue Valley Audubon Conservation Committee We need our legislators to pass bonding on the Elliott State Forest. And we only have 18 days left. Tell your legislator you support bonding for the Elliott! In May, the State Land Board – Governor Brown, Treasurer Read, Secretary Richardson [...]

May 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:24:59+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

May 2017 Conservation Column By Pepper Trail 2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), as part of their on-going efforts to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, has identified a project to restore fire to approximately 120 acres of Oak Woodland and mixed conifer habitat in the Applegate Wildlife Management [...]

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June 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:30:38+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

June 2017 Conservation Column By Pepper Trail The torrent of terrible environmental actions out of the Trump Administration continues, with almost daily assaults on climate change science, public land stewardship, and pollution regulations. In this column, we will focus on only one piece of bad news – Trump’s attack on national monuments. But to prevent [...]

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2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project

By | 2017-09-25T21:41:47+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as part of their on-going efforts to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, has identified a project to restore fire to approximately 120 acres of Oak Woodland and mixed conifer habitat in the Applegate Wildlife Management Unit. Following the presentation by Steve Niemela of ODFW at our members’ meeting [...]

Elliott State Forest update

By | 2017-04-11T19:12:50+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

Good News on the Elliott State Forest As most of you know, The Oregon State Land Board is considering selling Oregon’s oldest State Forest to a timber company. Oregon law requires lands such as the Elliott to generate revenue for the Common School Fund. Since it is no longer turning a profit, the Elliott has [...]

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