Aquatic Resource Protections in the Northwest Forest Plan:
Evaluating Potential Consequences of Proposed Riparian Reserve
Reductions for Clean Water, Streams and Fish.
A report prepared for the Coast Range Association
by Chris Frissell PhD.
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The above 40-page report brings to the forefront of debate many key science questions left
unanswered by the policy makers and agencies seeking reduced protections for water quality,
streams and fish on Oregon’s westside federal lands. Those protections are contained in the
Aquatic Conservation Strategy (ACS) of the federal Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP).
While recent press reports have focused on the controversy over the O&C lands,
attempts to weaken the ACS are in fact ongoing across the entire area of the Northwest Forest Plan.
Over the past decade state and federal political leaders and agencies have advanced a
number of proposals to significantly alter the management of federal lands in western Oregon.
Senator Wyden's O&C Act below is the latest proposal to be offered.
Senator Wyden's O&C Act
Released on November 26, Senator Wyden's bill will alter management
of the O&C portion of Oregon's federal forests. These are lands that are generally managed
by the BLM. At 188 pages we have not had time to assess the provisions of the bill.
Click image to download a pdf of the bill.
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The Coast Range Association:
The Oregon and Washington 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, particularly along the coast. 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.