Coast Range Association


"Who owns Oregon?"
Glad you asked.
Check out our Current Work

The image below reprents three gigabyte of data of real property ownership in Western Oregon. This is the huge research project the Coast Range Association is committed to in order to understand forest ownership patterns and Oregon's political economy.

Each polygon represents a property bounday. Dark areas are where the density of property parcels is so great that, at this scale
(1-2,500,000), the parcel boundaries merge.

All data is in a geodatabase in our Geographical Information System (GIS).


CRA Support for Oregon's
Marine Reserves & Protected Areas.

The CRA's coastal program continues to make progress.
Jim Carlson works in support of north coast community groups participating in Oregon's nearshore marine reserve and protected areas

The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve now has a great coordinator, Chrissy Smith, to assist with local organizing and outreach.

If you wish to know more about the Friends of Cape
or the Friends of Cascade Head contact jim (see below) and he'll get you connected. Each group is made up of knowledgable, local community members and there are many opportunities for volunteer service.

CRA Contact Information

Chuck Willer

Phone: 541-231-6651


Jim Carlson

Phone: 503-801-5538


Coast Range Association
PO Box 2250
Corvallis, OR 97339

Who We Are

Learn more about the
work and history of the
Coast Range Association.

Here's the link:



The Coast Range Association

The Oregon Coast Range is one of the greatest regions in the world. Its natural beauty and its bountiful resources are why we live here. They provide the pillars of the economy: income
brought by retirees, tourism, forestry and fishing. A great many artistic and creative people are attracted to our amazing region.

The Coast Range Association was formed in 1991. We work to defend the region's interests, protect its natural and cultural endowments and restore its rivers, wetlands and forests. As such, we are deeply committed to the stewardship of our natural resources.

A balanced concern for people and the land informs our mission: To build just and sustainable communities that provide for
people and the natural world

The Coast Range Association is recognized as a tax exempt 501c3 organization by the IRS and

is a nonprofit corporation chartered by the State of Oregon. Our purpose is to conduct reseach and generate scientificly based information designed to educate the public about important policies impacting the Coast Range region.

BLM Lawsuit Filed!
1st Round of Community Talks Completed:

Challenging Wall Street Forestry

On July 19 th , to a standing room only crowd, I gave the Coast Range Association (CRA) talk on Wall Street Forestry at the Tillamook Library. No less than seven timber industry representatives were present. Several took notes during the talk. They were foresters and managers from big timber companies such as Hampton, Greenwood and Simpson. During the Q&A afterwards, not one timber person challenged the facts I presented. Whatever they thought coming into my talk - upon leaving they knew they had met a serious challenger.
After making a dozen community presentations to over 300 people, one thing is clear: Almost no one is aware of Wall Street's invasion of Oregon's forestlands or the scale of timber industry tax avoidance. I can hardly count the number of times people approached me after my talk and said, "I had no idea - this is all news to me."
I write to provide an update on the CRA's Wall Street Forestry program, briefly explain our just-filed suit against the BLM's forest plan and, as required, ask for your renewed support for our highly effective organization. Please make a generous year-end donation today.

Click the image to read the full letter


Brace for Impact

& Prepare for Action

Election Results Threaten
Our Economy & Forests

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Here's what they want to do:
Competitive Enterprise Institute's (CEI) document
Free to Prosper
(Free to Plunder is what we call it)

Click here: CEI Agenda for Congress 2017 - FINAL

Read the document and understand what we are up against.

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For news about the Northwest Forest Plan, the plans revision process(BLM & Forest Service) and the defense of the
Aquatic Conservation Strategy.


Key Documents for National
Forest Planning in the area of the
Northwest Forest Plan

2014 Aquatic Science Report


Guiding Forest Service Planning Rule
Land Management Planning Handbook
in one easy to read document.

2012 Planning Rule & PLANNING WORKBOOK

2013 Frissell ACS Report
Frissell 2013_ACS Report

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Google Earth views of the remaining old growth
and native forests on federal lands. Find out
exactly where the last big forest still stands tall: