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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
2019 was a landmark year for the Coast Range Association, and our success is directly because of our amazing supporters, volunteers, and members. Without you, none of the path-breaking work of the Coast Range Association is possible. Thank you.
I write to provide a year-end Coast Range Association (CRA) report, describe visionary future work and ask for your help. It’s time for everyone to get involved. 2020 is going to be a wild ride. Hold on to your hat! Here’s my report