October Ocean News

November 19, 2019Ocean 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.

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

September Ocean News

September 26, 2019Ocean News

A monthly newsletter of ocean science, marine conservation and climate news. Welcome to the Coast Range Association’s Ocean News . We are happy to share important climate & ocean news 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 … 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

July Ocean News

July 29, 2019Ocean News

A monthly newsletter of ocean science, marine conservation and climate news. Welcome to the Coast Range Association’s Ocean News. We are excited to share important climate & ocean news impacting the lives of Oregon’s Coastal residents.   This newsletter is supported by the Lazar Foundation and private donors. We appreciate all of our marine and coastal … Read More

June Ocean News

June 24, 2019Ocean News

A monthly newsletter of ocean science, marine conservation and climate news. Welcome to the Coast Range Association’s (CRA) second new monthly newsletter,  Ocean News . We are excited to share important climate & ocean news impacting the lives of Oregon’s Coastal residents. This newsletter will have three main features: a focus on news from Oregon’s nearshore marine reserves … 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

First the Big News

February 7, 2019General

The Coast Range Association (CRA) is hiring for a communications and development staff position. Even though we’ve built ever more powerful information and insights over the past six years, from the Independent Aquatics Science Panel report to startling information on corporate forestry’s tax avoidance, we haven’t kept up with information technologies to reach the broader … Read More

Challenging Wall Street Forestry

February 7, 2019General

For the past months, I’ve been re-visiting Oregon’s forestland taxation. How did corporate forest owners politically engineer their way out of paying taxes? How bad is the tax avoidance? How exactly do forestland and timber harvest taxes work? After studying multiple state reports that explain Oregon’s property taxes in general and forests taxes in particular, … Read More