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

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