Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium

VICTORY! Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium We fought hard against the practice of suction dredging in Oregon because it disturbs our shared rivers and harms wild salmon and steelhead. WELC helped our conservation colleagues engage legislators on a new state law...

Defending the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

Defending the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion President Clinton designated the Klamath-Siskiyou National Monument in 2000. It is the first and only national monument specifically established to protect biological diversity. But ecologists agreed after the...

VICTORY! Protecting Kalmiopsis Wild Rivers from Mining

VICTORY! Protecting the Kalmiopsis Wild Rivers from Mining The Kalmiopsis Wild Rivers region is home to the highest concentration of designated Wild Rivers in the contiguous U.S., but that didn’t stop a nickel mining company from proposing a 100,000-acre strip...

Stopping Wildlife Services from Killing Wolves in Oregon

Stopping Wildlife Services from Killing Wolves in Oregon Wildlife Services is a stand-alone federal extermination program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that kills roughly 4 million animals per year, including wolves, bears, otters, foxes, coyotes,...

Forest Collaborative: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Forest Collaborative: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest On the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Collaborative has begun to address complex forest restoration needs, while balancing environmental protection of this...

Keeping Crater Lake Wild

VICTORY! Keeping Crater Lake Wild The Forest Service has for years pursued a roughly 1,300-acre logging project near Crater Lake called the Loafer Timber Project. This would negatively impact the Crater Lake ecosystem, widespread recreational use of the area...

Restoring Grey Wolves in Oregon

Restoring Grey Wolves in Oregon Oregon currently has at least 112 wolves in 11 packs, with 8 breeding pairs. Against the wishes of WELC and numerous other conservation organizations, in 2015, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission delisted the gray wolf from state...

Malheur National Forest: Blue Mountains Forest Partners

Oregon’s Malheur National Forest: Blue Mountains Forest Partners WELC is a committed participant of the Blue Mountains Forest Partners (BMFP), a collaborative group with members from diverse backgrounds who work together to enhance forest ecosystem health,...

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal & Pacific Connector Pipeline

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal & Pacific Connector Pipeline WELC has worked against the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline in Oregon for 12 years. We achieved a huge victory in 2016 when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...