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.”

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.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – “Ocean acidification is impacting Dungeness crabs”

February 5, 2020News, Ocean News

For over ten years, the Coast Range Association has worked to build relationships and support partnerships that further the conservation and protection goals for Oregon’s nearshore ocean environment. Through this newsletter, Oregon Coast Ocean News, we share the important stories that impact our communities and inspire us to deepen our connections to Oregon’s Coast.

CRA News – BLM Appeal, Forest Ballot Measures, and the Climate Crisis

October 15, 2019General, News

The Coast Range Association with eight other plaintiffs appeal in federal court BLM’s 2016 Forest Plan The Coast Range Association and eight other plaintiffs (Pacific Rivers lead plaintiff) filed an appeal in our lawsuit against the BLM’s Western Oregon Management Plans. Kristen L. Boyles and Jaimini Parekh of Earthjustice and Susan Jane M. Brown of … Read More

Big Timber’s House of Glass & the Climate Crisis

August 27, 2019General, News

Dear Friends,   For the past twenty years, Oregon’s lumber barons have been throwing stones at the Northwest Forest Plan. They’re mad because cheap federal timber is no longer available to feed their desire for profits. Because federal timber revenues are shared with counties, some county officials hurl stones at the NWFP for not cutting … Read More

New Website and Staff at the Coast Range Association

June 10, 2019General, News

Dear Friends,   2019 is turning into a huge year for the Coast Range Association (CRA). We have new staff capacity, a new website, and ground-breaking research ready to roll. For the past five months we have recast all our programs in light of the climate emergency. Going forward, our focus will be on how … Read More

Federal Forest: The BLM Lawsuit

February 7, 2019News

In October the magistrate judge in Eugene ruled against all three of our claims against the BLM forest plan. Our attorneys at Earthjustice and Western Environmental Law Center will appeal. The case now goes before a full federal judge. The ruling came just before the midterm elections, and I believe the judge was being overly … Read More