The Oregon Cascades Recreation Area at 157,000 Acres Is the Largest Wild Non-Wilderness Area in Oregon. Windy Lakes Seen from Pacific Crest Trail. In distance is Three Sisters Volcanoes and Mt Jefferson to the north.
Senator Wyden's 21st Century Conservation Act's (S.3684) Proposal to Grant the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management More Than $6 Billion For More Public Lands Logging Would Be Wasteful and Dangerous Because It Would Waste Countless Resources, Labor, and Time on Logging Instead of Actually Making People's Homes and Properties Fire Resistant by Implementing Firewise Measures.
Here is a August 2020 Guest Opinion from one of the U.S. Forest Service's Foremost Wildfire Experts Jack Cohen and former BLM firefighter coordinator and writer Dave Strohmaier stating money and resources should be spent on the home ignition zone not logging outside it.
Firewise Programs implement structural measures on homes and on the landscape within 150 feet of homes and adjacent structures. We believe this is the only way to prevent catastrophic loss of property and lives like what occurred in Paradise, CA in 2018 and Santa Rosa, CA in 2017. (FYI. My aunt & niece escaped the Santa Rosa fire & my grandfather's house with the clothes they had on. My grandfather's 1959 house built mostly with Redwood by him without power tools burned down. At least 22 people died in the Santa Rosa fires.)
Further supporting a national Firewise Homes program, the report (link below) released in the spring of 2019 determined that within the Rogue, Applegate, and Illinois River watersheds of Southwest Oregon alone there were more than 105,ooo homes at risk of being destroyed by wildfire. Firewise measures would be essential to saving most of these homes if implemented before wildfire. Read More Here.
Climate Upheaval Reports Released by the IPCC, NOAA & 13 U.S. Federal Agencies In 2018 Make the Case That the Following Mitigation Measures Are Essential for Human Survival:
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DEFENDING THE WESTERN U.S. FROM TIMBER AND BIOMASS EXTRACTION PLUNDER
Senator Wyden and Other Democrats Vote For $8.7 Billion in Food Stamp Cuts While Simultaneously Granting the Forest Service
$2 Billion for Timber Sales While Supporting Koch Industries Until 2024.
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DEFENDING 2.6 MILLION ACRES OF WESTERN OREGON'S BLM O&C LANDS
Oregon and Pacific Northwest Campaigns
DEFENDING THE NORTH UMPQUA WATERSHED
1,400 Acre Loafer Logging Project is Back!Umpqua National Forest Proposes Ancient Forest Logging in Headwaters of North Umpqua River
DEFENDING EASTERN OREGON'S ECOSYSTEMS
BLM O&C Lands
McKenzie Timber Sales Near Vida Likely Burned in the Holiday Farm Fire
Prepare For a Storm of Salvage Logging Sales To Local Timber Barons
PROACTIVE INITIATIVES & CAMPAIGNS
PAST CAMPAIGNS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & VICTORIES
The WOPR Was Withdrawn by the BLM/Dept of Interior in April 2009!
The Chairman of Umpqua Bank and Sole Owner of the Roseburg Lumber dynasty stepped down as Chairman in 2014!
Victory for K. Falls Residents! Both Canceled!42 & 38 MegaWatt Forest Incinerators Proposed for Klamath Falls, OR!
Memoriam to Mentors Who Have Passed
More Background and Details ABOUT US (Shannon Wilson). Disclaimer: I'm really not comfortable promoting myself.
Eco Advocates Northwest is:
(An all-volunteer, grassroots advocacy nonprofit organization under 501(c)3 umbrella-group League of Wilderness Defenders)
VISION of Eco Advocates NW: To develop healthy, long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships between humans and the natural ecosystems that sustain life on Earth.
MISSION of Eco Advocates NW: To promote genuine solutions for the health of Earth's communities of life (human, animal, plant, fungal) through grassroots advocacy, coalition building and education.
We at Eco Advocates NW believe that for the environmental movement to do more than just "slow down the rate at which things are getting worse," it must:
1) Employ new, creative strategies;
2) Unite its many fragmented factions;
3) Reach out to other movements (social justice, civil rights, labor, etc.);
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League of Wilderness Defenders (LOWD)
PO Box 327
Eugene, Oregon 97440
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