Oregon Coast Ocean News – As temperatures rise, oceans are at the forefront of climate change

November 17, 2020Ocean News

All of us at the Coast Range Association send our well wishes as we move through the anticipation of the final months of 2020. This year has been unprecedented in many ways, but we continue to fight for action on climate change, working to ensure our communities and the Oregon Coast are prepared during these times of change. We ask that you forward this newsletter to your friends and family across Oregon. With your help we can build informed and engaged communities that act on behalf of our coast!

Oregon Coast Ocean News – Updates from the Living Ocean

October 12, 2020Ocean News

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the recent wildfires. We hope all are getting the support they need and continue to stay healthy and engaged during these difficult times. Oregon Coast Ocean News is here to keep you informed on the most important coastal news and events. We continue to highlight important work and research from our many partners on Oregon’s marine reserves and the current and future impacts of climate change on our coast and communities. We also share many ways to become involved and stay connected to coastal conservation and stewardship.

A Just Transition for Oregon’s Forests

September 15, 2020General, News

This bears repeating, Coast Range forests are some of the best forests in the world, per acre, at storing carbon. In light of this fact, any proposal that takes on the climate crisis in Oregon must include a bold new vision for the private industrial forest estate.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – Ocean Justice and a Blue New Deal

August 7, 2020Ocean News

Oregon Coast Ocean News is here to provide you the most important Oregon Coast and climate stories and events. We continue to highlight important work and research on the impacts of climate change on our coast and communities. We also provide many ways to stay connected to coastal conservation and stewardship.
Please consider donating to the Coast Range Association to help keep this important newsletter in your inbox. With your help we can continue to build a more informed society as we face the many social and environmental crises facing Oregon and our nation. Something you would like to see in these newsletters? Send an email, andrew@coastrange.org.

Demand the Oregon Global Warming Commission act at the scale and urgency of the climate crisis

July 24, 2020General, News

In March 2020, Governor Brown issued Executive Order (EO) 20-04 requiring state agencies to develop strategies to prevent the most serious, catastrophic impacts of climate change. EO 20-04 calls on agencies to exercise their authority to assist in achieving a reduction in climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions and address historical injustices by helping impacted and vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change. But are Oregon’s state agencies doing enough?

Oregon Coast Ocean News – Oregon Coast Climate Updates & Summer Events

July 7, 2020Ocean News

Oregon Coast Ocean News is here to provide you the most important Oregon Coast and climate stories and events. We continue to highlight important work and research on the impacts of climate change on our coast and communities. We also provide many ways to stay connected to coastal conservation and stewardship.
Please consider donating to the Coast Range Association to help keep this important newsletter in your inbox. With your help we can continue to build a more informed society as we face the many social and environmental crises facing Oregon and our nation. Something you would like to see in these newsletters? Send an email, andrew@coastrange.org.

CRA research leads to major OPB/Oregonian/ProPublica exposé

June 26, 2020General, News

For decades, the CRA has unwaveringly spoke truth to power and educated Oregonian’s about the true nature of Oregon’s timber industry. Our Executive Director, Chuck Willer, has given countless community presentations across Western Oregon speaking about the timber industry’s tax avoidance, abandonment of rural communities, lost forest production, and Wall Street owners shipping profits to the wealthy investor class.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – June 8 is World Oceans Day!

June 5, 2020Ocean News

Oregon Coast Ocean News is here to provide you the most important Oregon Coast and climate stories and events as we move into summer in the time of coronavirus. We continue to highlight important work and research on the impacts of climate change on our coast and communities. We also provide many ways to stay connected to coastal conservation and stewardship. Something you would like to see in these newsletters? Send me an email at andrew@coastrange.org.

CRA in the news: “Beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, a much larger crisis looms, climate change.”

May 27, 2020General, News

“The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare a key feature of our economic system – markets and politics-as-usual fail to provide for people and the planet. We learned a similar lesson in Oregon regarding the timber industry’s influence over Salem. Whether it’s the economy, the global climate, or Oregon’s Wall Street dominated forest lands – we must demand justice in response to climate change and insist on sufficient federal funding.”

Oregon Coast Ocean News – Oregon’s Digital Coast Events & News

May 1, 2020Ocean News

We need your help to get this important newsletter to more people on the coast. Please share this newsletter with your networks on social media. You can also spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family. With your help we can share this important information to help build more informed communities in the face of the many impacts of climate change on Oregon.

Something you would like to see in these newsletters? Send me an email at andrew@coastrange.org.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – Oregon Coast digital resources during COVID-19

April 6, 2020Ocean News

All of us at the Coast Range Association hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and following best practices for protecting yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For our part, the Coast Range Association has cancelled all in-person events and we are all working from home.

This edition of Oregon Coast Ocean News is a bit different. We are still providing links to stories and research on important coastal climate and science news. We are still sharing updates from Oregon’s marine reserves, partners and ODFW. We have also included important coastal stories on COVID-19.

However, due to the Coronavirus there is little to update on coastal events. Most if not all events have been cancelled. We are providing links to digital resources shared by our partners which should provide some great entertainment and educational opportunities during the stay-at-home order. Please send us your coastal resources and stories to be included in future newsletters and on social media at andrew@coastrange.org.

What the Coronavirus response reveals about solving the climate crisis

March 27, 2020General, News

We need to work harder than ever to ensure that this moment of intense change across the US and Oregon results in a better world for people. We must seize this opportunity to shine a light on the inner workings of the economic system and bring about a much needed just transition. As stated in a recent article by James K. Galbraith about responding to the Coronavirus: “Through it all, the people must be reassured. Those at home must be cared for. And those who remain healthy must be given useful work. Solidarity, organization, determination: These are the words for us now.”

Oregon Coast Ocean News – “Feds delay Jordan Cove LNG final decision”

March 4, 2020Ocean News

Welcome to the Coast Range Association’s Oregon Coast Ocean News. We are happy to share timely and relevant climate & ocean news & events impacting the lives of Oregon’s Coastal residents.

To learn more and to get involved in our work, reach out to Jim Carlson, CRA’s coastal field staff person. He works with the great network of organizations and agencies that support the nearshore marine reserve system. Reach Jim on the phone, 503-801-5538, or at his email at jim@coastrange.org.

Chuck to present March 13 and 16 on Western Oregon in the Era of Climate Change

February 27, 2020General, News

For three years Chuck Willer has been speaking in Oregon communities about rural land ownership, taxation, and forest management. With a deep critique of forestry as practiced by large Wall Street landowners, Chuck outlines the political economic realities that impact rural lives and landscapes. Today, a warming climate is now recognized as a crisis requiring immediate action. Only one proposal exists adequate to the climate challenge and that proposal is the Green New Deal.