Major News: CRA Releases Green New Deal and Corporate Forests Proposal

January 20, 2021General, News, Year End Summary

Today, the Cost Range Association (CRA) released our groundbreaking Climate and Oregon’s Industrial Forests: A Green New Deal Proposal. The proposal responds to a call by Congressional leaders for proposals related to the Green New Deal (GND) framework of House Resolution 109. Our proposal calls for vastly increasing stored forest carbon on corporate-owned industrial forests while providing social benefits to forest workers and rural communities.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – New Year Opportunities

January 19, 2021Ocean News

All of us at the Coast Range Association appreciate the important advocacy work many individuals and organizations conduct along the length of the coast. Despite the hardships, 2020 was a strong year for coastal and nearshore conservation. But much work remains.

With nearshore rocky habitat planning and protection, continued opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and the scientific assessment and public policy analysis of restoring and protecting a healthy sea otter population in Oregon, 2021 offers exciting opportunities.

Huge Release: CRA Announces Green New Deal and Corporate Forest Proposal

December 21, 2020General, News, Year End Summary

Even though the Coast Range Association (CRA) team has been confined to our homes for the past eight months, we’ve been hard at work. On January 5th, we will release our most important proposal since the CRA’s 1993 Coast Range Biodiversity Conservation Plan. The document is titled Climate and Oregon’s Industrial Forests: A Green New Deal Proposal (GND). No similar forest proposal exists that scales to the climate emergency and concurrently achieves the just transition goals mandated by the GND (House Resolution-109). Visit our website to get an exclusive early look at the proposal.

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.