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A proposed revision to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation management plan could lead to an expansion of areas designated for motorized use.
The Oregon Dunes are one of the state's great ecological, historic and recreation gems. Clinging to the edge of Oregon's central coast for about 40 miles, the dunes were established as a National Recreation Area in 1972, and are managed by the Siuslaw National Forest.
If it wasn’t so serious, it’d be tempting to LOL at what’s going on in DC.
They say that if you sat a bunch of monkeys down in front of a bunch of typewriters, they’d eventually write Shakespeare. I wonder how long it would take them to write what’s on the minds of conservationists these days:
Politicians in DC are using the CR to undermine the ESA & CWA, gut NPR, give free reign to ORV’s, impede enforcement of NEPA, defund CEQ, and eliminate the LWCF. Heck, it’s not just the R’s. Even D’s supported by LCV are messing up NFMA.
I’d be willing to guess that much like the Shakespeare monkeys, even many of you who were willing to muddle through that last paragraph aren’t sure of what it all means.
Sadly, it means bad news for anyone who likes to breathe air, drink clean water, enjoy wild landscapes and appreciate native wildlife. Sadder still, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Click here to take action to ensure your elected leaders don’t play politics with critical environmental protections, and continue past the break to learn more.
Down a YouTube rabbit hole with a classic Smokey the Bear Ad Council campaign.
When you first watch it, you're not sure what's going on. The woman looks vaguely familiar. Her eyes are intense and her speech is so soft I had to turn my computer speakers up to see it.
Then comes the finale. With some flashy (and clearly dated) technology, the woman pulls off her mask and, voila, she's Smokey the Bear telling you how you might not have listened as well to the message if it wasn't coming from an intense Joanna Cassidy.
See it for yourself here: