Northwest federal lands:
Our last big native forests

A pillar of our work for the past 30 years has been to defend the last big, carbon-dense forests of the Coast Range and Western Oregon. These lands are where the last big old growth and native forests reside.

Our work has involved defending the Northwest Forest Plan through a prolonged effort to defend the Aquatic Conservation Strategy and work to have the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adopt a legal forest plan.

Today, in light of the climate crisis, it is more important than ever to keep the big trees standing.

We must keep the big trees standing. Don’t let forests be the forgotten solution to climate change.

Our work on public lands:

U.S. Forest Service Planning

Starting with the 2012 Planning Rule, the Forest Service began to create new forest plans for all forests in the US. Our work focuses on new forest plans for all national forests in the area of the Northwest Forest Plan. To date we have participated in the planning process at every step. Of special concern is the new forest plan for the Siuslaw National Forest.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

For over sixteen years we have worked on ensuring the new forest plans for the BLM's lands meet the standards set forth in the Northwest Forest Plan. We are currently in federal court over the agency's latest forest plan.

Support the CRA's Work on Behalf of Forests & Water

Working to protect forests is very much about water. If the forest is managed right the streams will tell us.

Check out our Aquatic Conservation Strategy page to learn more!

Forests & Climate Change

Northwest forests must play a vital role in limiting climate change. Keeping the big trees standing is more vital then ever. Growing larger forests is one part of a climate crisis solution.

How You Can Help

A Better World Is Possible

A new forestry and a new rural economy is possible. Help us find practical solutions that bring people together.