The Sierra Club and Wild Salmon Center are launching a petition to Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Board of Forestry to call for greater of protection of Oregon’s state forests. Currently, there are no permanent reserves on state lands like the Tillamook, Clatsop and other state forests for fish, wildlife, recreation or clean water. In fact, current plans call for significant new logging increases in coming years, with less protection for key salmon streams and watersheds.
The Governor should protect special places and key salmon habitat by directing the Oregon Board of Forestry to set aside certain areas of state forest land for long-term protection.
The petition reads:
COMMON STATEMENT FOR FOREST RESERVES ON OREGON’S STATE-OWNED FORESTS,
INCLUDING THE CLATSOP, TILLAMOOK, SANTIAM, AND OTHER STATE FORESTS
To Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Board of Forestry
As part of a balanced plan, the undersigned endorse the designation of protected forest reserves in Oregon’s state forests to ensure clean water, enhance wild salmon habitat, protect endangered species, store carbon, and provide for wildland hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and biking.
Please add your name to the petition today!
After you are done, please also send an email to the Governor calling for greater protection of our state forests.