Defending Science-Based Forest Management in Oregon

Defending Science-Based Forest Management in Oregon The Western Oregon Plan Revisions, known by the acronym WOPR and pronounced “whopper,” has been controversial since 2003, when the second Bush administration settled a long dormant timber industry lawsuit with the...

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...

Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis review begins

Will help inform forest management efforts in Pacific Northwest Location: Portland, Ore. Today, the U.S. Forest Service released for public and heightened peer review its anticipated science synthesis, which will inform the need to revise the renowned Northwest Forest...

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...

Salmon River Complex Post-Fire Salvage Project

2014-8-5.SalmonSalvageAgreementLtr.Sexton.pdf The Salmon River is one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the northern California/southern Oregon’s Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. The 751-mile watershed lies entirely within the Klamath National Forest. Nearly...

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...

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...

Smith River OHV Plan Challenge

Smith River OHV Plan Challenge Northern California’s Smith River National Recreation Area is a wild place with rare attributes that provide habitat for wild salmon, steelhead and some of the last healthy vestiges of Port Orford Cedar, an endangered species that grows...