Oregon Wild, a member of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, has drafted a petition calling for the reform of Oregon’s forest practices.
The following is a blurb from Oregon Wild’s request for the public to take action:
It’s time to reform Oregon’s harmful logging practices!
For too long, Oregonians have tolerated shameful logging practices in our forests: clearcuts that are too big and too close together; stream habitat made too hot and muddy for fish; logging-induced landslides; water supplies rendered too dirty for communities to drink without expensive treatment; and people poisoned by aerial spraying of dangerous chemicals. Logging corporations have undue influence on the regulatory process in Oregon, leaving state agencies incapable of enacting the science-based policy changes required to protect human safety and the public’s natural resources.
Something has to change.
Sign the letter to Governor Kate Brown.