Wallowa Mountains, by Colton Haney
EarthShare Oregon continues to be your partner in taking care of the quality of life and health of Oregon, our nation, and our planet. Our now more than 100 nonprofit members are our Earth's eyes and voices -- watching for threats, and speaking up to protect all of us from those threats.
Just in Oregon alone, our member groups like these are speaking up for our drinking water, clean energy, forests, and communities:
Oregon Wild -- continues to be a watchdog for our public lands, teaming up with partner groups to stop the largest federal clearcut in Lane County in 20 years. Oregon Wild and partners won two key legal challenges. It convinced a judge to hold the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service accountable by demanding that the agency draft a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Klamath Wildlife Refuges. Just two weeks later, they defeated the proposed White Castle timber sale, sparing 160 acres of old growth from logging and debunking the BLM’s claim that sloppy clearcuts are somehow ecological forestry.
Oregon Environmental Council -- The Clackamas River provides drinking water for 300,000 people, recreation for thousands, and a home for endangered fish. Oregon Environmental Council led an effort to reduce pesticide contamination of Oregon’s rivers and watersheds and is now working with partners in the Clackamas River Basin to protect the river system from polluted runoff. They report already seeing reductions in many pesticides and herbicides.
Hells Canyon Preservation Council -- Monitored and influenced proposed logging activities across 265,000 acres of the Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla National Forests. Brought together volunteers and biologists through our Wildlife Watchers Project, a collaborative effort with the US Forest Service, to document wildlife species in the Blue Mountains.
This is extremely important work that will need to continue -- indeed, get even more vigilant -- as we head into 2017. Thank you for your generous donations in the past, and please keep advocating for our environment. We'll keep doing this work on your behalf if we have your support.
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