Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee


For immediate release October 2, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Washington, DC — This morning, on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The legislation … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee

Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill


The Statesman Journal by Zach Urness June 25, 2015   Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today that would provide new environmental protections for 200,000 acres of land and 250 miles of river in the Beaver State.   The Oregon Wildlands Act would create one new wilderness area in the Coast … Continue reading Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill

“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene


“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum February 4, 2015, 6:30-8 pm • 110 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon Oregon has long been regarded as a state full of natural treasures with ample forests, rivers and mountains. We rely on Wilderness to provide clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, recreation and solitude. Wilderness is … Continue reading “The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene

Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon


For immediate release February 19, 2013   Contact John Ward, Rogue Flyfishers (Medford), 541.482.2859 Frank Armendariz, River Trail Outfitters (Eugene), 541.228.4084   Salem, OR — Local businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, and conservation organizations applaud the recent introduction of Senate Bill 401 by Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford/Ashland) which would protect 30 rivers as State Scenic Waterways in … Continue reading Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon

Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 844-8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild (503) 283-6343, ext. 202 Pete Wallstrom, Momentum River Expeditions (541) 488-2525 Portland, Oregon   –   A coalition of Oregon conservation organizations is applauding efforts by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to re-introduce a package of protections for several natural … Continue reading Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures

Pass a Public Lands Bill: Preserving Wilderness Should be a Bipartisan Priority


by the Register-Guard editorial board There aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans can agree these days, but one of them should be the importance of preserving the wilderness that provides refuge, preserves intact ecosystems and symbolizes the rugged nature of the American character. The Wilderness Act was signed by President Johnson in 1964. … Continue reading Pass a Public Lands Bill: Preserving Wilderness Should be a Bipartisan Priority