We can achieve a balanced State Forest landscape in Oregon with your help. One powerful way to help protect our forests is to write a letter to the editor (LTE). If this is of interest to you, please let us know and we’ll help you out!
Below are easy ways to communicate to forest decision-makers about our forest legacy. Just click the links:
- Oregon’s elected leaders are once again considering a proposal to sell off the Elliott State Forest to a logging company. We need them to step up and help find a real, long-term, collaborative solution that keeps the forest publicly accessible and protects critical fish & wildlife habitat. Tell Treasurer Tobias Read NOT to sell off our public forests and click here to sign up for our elite Elliott Action Team.
- Historically there has been significant conflict of interest on the Oregon Board of Forestry, with representatives of logging companies making the rules that govern their own industry and property. This is fundamentally inappropriate. The Board should not have members that have a direct conflict of interest in timber management. Ask Governor Brown to decrease conflict of interest on the board of Forestry!
- Support proposed Conservation Areas in the Tillamook State Forest! The proposed Kilchis & Wilson Rivers Conservation Area contains some of the best salmon runs and oldest coastal forests in Oregon. The Kings Mountain Recreation & Conservation Area is proposed for state-owned land in the Tillamook forest, roughly halfway between Tillamook and the Portland Metro Area. Click here to support these proposals!
- Oregon’s state forests are crucial to our community and our economy! A broad and diverse group of businesses and groups have joined us in supporting balance and conservation on these lands. Add your business, association, or organization to our endorser list!
- ODF needs diverse, sustainable funding! In order to manage our state forests for a diverse range of values, the Oregon Department of Forestry needs to move away from being totally reliant on timber dollars to manage these lands. Ask Governor Brown to lead the way in diversifying ODF’s revenue.