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Coast Range Association


Progress on the Coast

The CRA's coastal program has made big
progress over the past six months. Our coastal
program manager, Jim Carlson, has worked to
organized commuity groups in support of new
nearshore marine reserves. Jim's focus has
been on the Cascade Head and Cape Falcon
marine reserves. Two community-based groups
have formed each supporting their respective
marine reserve.

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

Jim's program and work is vitaly important
to the future of Oregon's coast. Please
consider a generous donation in support
of the CRA's coastal program.

donate here:

Jim at the 2015 Public Interest
Environmental Law Conference

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.

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Proposed BLM Plans
and the Fate of
Northwest Forests

Public comments due by August 21


These are momentous times as federal agencies work to replace Bill Clinton’s historic Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP).  This report explains the proposed BLM forest plans and the Coast Range Association’s (CRA) work to ensure the legacy of clean water, wild salmon and healthy watersheds. 

BLM Forest Plans

In April, the CRA received the BLM’s Draft Environmental
Impact Statement
(DEIS) stating their proposed Resource Management Plans. At 1,506 pages, the document presents their latest effort to manage 2.4 million acres of Oregon forest. All federal planning requires a range
of alternatives, and the DEIS offers seven alternatives. One alternative
will be chosen by early 2016.

In 2008, the BLM’s first plans went down in flames due to the Bush administration’s tampering with the science. The latest BLM proposal appears to offer older forest protections but goes off the rail on protections for wild salmon and watersheds (aquatics). The BLM is straightforward about what they intend to do–increase timber cutting and abandon the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and its Aquatic Conservation Strategy (ACS). Here is why we believe the agency is in serious error.
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Key Documents for 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


Sign-on letter to the Secretaries
of Agriculture and Interior:

High stakes of weakening the
Aquatic Conservation Strategy
of the Northwest Forest Plan
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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:



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.