Flood, fire and drought – join us in taking action today

September 13, 2021General, News

Dear friend,
On August 9, 2021 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their Sixth Assessment Report. Again the IPCC reports in the strongest terms, we are living in a climate crisis caused by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

We need your help to hold OFRI accountable

June 18, 2021General, News

Dear Friends,
As the spring 2021 Oregon legislative session comes to a close, we are asking for your help to get an important bill across the finish line.
HB 2357-B, the OFRI Forest Bill, is currently on Senate President Peter Courtney’s desk after passing the House and is awaiting referral.

Friend, we need advocacy that matters

May 19, 2021General, News

On January 21, the Coast Range Association (CRA) unveiled our most ambitious proposal to date.
Titled Climate and Industrial Forests: A Green New Deal Proposal, the analysis and recommendations call for replacing Wall Street forest ownership with new, social-benefit enterprises grounded in local communities. Driven by facts of the climate crisis, responding to multiple social and economic problems and guided by House Resolution 109-the Green New Deal (GND), the proposal was written in strong, truthful language. Our effort resulted in a significant contribution to the global climate movement.

Oregon Coast Ocean News – New stunning videos of Cape Lookout and Cape Foulweather

April 7, 2021Ocean News

It’s spring and there are many exciting educational events, trainings and action items for folks to support on the coast! CRA’s Ocean News is your curated source for all things conservation and climate on the Oregon Coast.

In March, the Coast Range Association partnered up with the Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) to produce two videos for their proposed Marine Conservation Area (MCA) designations for Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout. Watch and learn more about these two beautiful sites ASLC submitted for addition to the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy inventory of rocky habitats.

Momentum Building for the Climate & Oregon’s Industrial Forests Green New Deal Proposal

April 5, 2021General, News

On January 15, we released our Climate and Oregon’s Industrial Forests: A Green New Deal Proposal. Over the last month we have spoken with many enthusiastic Green New Deal (GND) supporters across Oregon. We are now in the process of sending the document to key regional and national climate leaders, including members of Congress. Not long after releasing the GND & industrial forests plan, the beginnings of an emergent grassroots support network appeared.

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.