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Forests and Old Growth

Oregon Wild's work to bring common-sense conservation and balance to the management of Oregon's forests.

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MOST RECENT UPDATES:

(3.1.14) The BLM has released "Planning Criteria" for its latest plan revisions. Public meetings and a public comment period throughout March!

(1.30.14) Clearcutting Paradise.  Federation of Flyfishers Osprey magazine explores O&C logging drama.

(11.26.13) Senator Wyden releases O&C logging legislation. Find out more or take action here!

 

Giant TreeA home for wildlife. Clear, cold mountain streams. Scenic beauty and places to get away. Opportunities to hunt, fish, hike and camp. Oregon's forests provide us with many treasures — treasures that Oregon Wild is working to protect and preserve.

Oregon's forests define the rugged character of our state. From the unspoiled roadless wildlands of the Siskiyous, the Blue Mountains and Hells Canyon, to the towering old-growth conifer trees of the Cascade Range, our forests are an important part of what makes our state a special place to live, work and raise a family.


Protecting and restoring our forest legacy.

Unfortunately, Oregon's forests are facing increasing pressure from logging and development.  Special interests are seeking to open roadless areas to clear-cut logging and some logging interests continue to target our last old-growth forests.

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Worse, the drive to allow logging and development in these pristine areas is diverting time and resources away from other important activities — such as protecting our communities from forest fires and promoting a vision for meeting our timber needs without harming the environment.


What's the link between global warming and Northwest forests?

The good news is Oregon Wild has provided a common-sense voice for conservation and protection of our forests for more nearly 40 years. Check out the Oregon Wild map gallery to get a lay of the land and find out where your favorite patch of old growth may be.

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Photos by Kristian Skybak (top); Chandra LeGue (first middle); Chandra LeGue (second middle); Tommy Hough (bottom).

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Overheard...

We abuse land because we view it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
        --
Aldo Leopold

 

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