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Blaine Oregon Spraying: Insufficient Notice Provided

May 29, 2021: A Local Story Reported by Blaine, Oregon CitizensImagine you live on land you consider sacred — meadows, orchards, woods, mountainsides, riverbanks near the Pacific Ocean, land you’ve protected for decades.It’s organic. It’s beautiful. It’s quiet, bordered by more than a mile of river banks on The Big Nestucca River.Imagine how you felt […]

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Wheeler Clearcut

FERNS Training Workshop

  FERNS Training WorkshopRegister for our upcoming Zoom Meeting April 26th – 6:00pm Register Now! On the Oregon Coast, we are currently witnessing an alarming increase in clearcutting and toxic pesticide spraying. For some communities this is happening in close proximity to where people live and within their drinking water sources.These logging activities are a public health […]

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Rural Citizens’ Timber Tax Initiative

Rural Citizens’ Timber Tax Initiative   The Rural Citizens’ Timber Tax Initiative aims to improve the State Laws that protect our Watersheds and also provides badly needed Funding for our local communities.We want to make you aware of this important effort and hope you will  join us on the upcoming Zoom meeting to learn more.  Timber […]

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Clear cutting

“The Cutting” an Oregonian Article: We’re in the News Again!!

The following article was printed in the Oregonian on December 31, 2020. It has an important message concerning saving our coastal watersheds.The article highlights how industrial logging is a serious threat to water quality and quantity in Oregon. The story includes a section entitled: For One Company, A Small Town Caused a Big Stir.  This is […]

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Effects of Forestry on Streamflow: Presentation by Julia Jones

Julia Jones, Geography Professor at Oregon State University On December 2, 2020, Julia Jones conducted a presentation on her research regarding the long-term effects of forestry practices on stream flows. Her data dates back to the 1950s. Her findings, especially in regards to summer stream flows and deficits have important implications for understanding how forestry has […]

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Upcoming Jetty Creek Clearcut

Make Your Voice HeardYour Action is Needed! North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection is requesting an extended comment period regarding the proposed Olympic Line clearcut. The land is owned by Stimson Lumber and it directly abuts Jetty Creek. (See FERNS-NOAP Olympic Line #2020-511-12574; Stimson Lumber Company). Jetty Creek is scheduled to begin clearcutting on December 5th. Please […]

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Health Survey for Wheeler and Nehalem Communities

If you don’t already know, the Weyerhaeuser and Stimson Lumber companies have recently done some pesticide spraying near the towns of Nehalem and Wheeler, which raises some questions about the health of people exposed to those chemicals.If you are a resident of those towns and would like to help answer these questions, please consider participating […]

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Map of Stimson Clearcut Pesticide Spraying

How to Receive Timely Information on Upcoming Pesticide Spraying

Timely Information Regarding Spraying How Can the Public Receive Timely Information About Upcoming Pesticide Spraying Operations on Neighboring Forestlands?People have a right to know when these operations are to happen, what chemicals will be used, and, finally, how to sign up for a 24-hour notice. Currently, most people do not even know that pesticide spraying may […]

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Wheeler Clearcut

Wheeler’s Backyard to Receive Chemical Soup Again

   New Release:Wheeler”s backyard to receive chemical soup againFor more information:  Nancy Webster, 503-355-2516 Stimson Lumber Company registered with the Oregon Department of Forestry to ground-spray pesticides on about 93 acres of their clearcut land (outlined in blue on the map) that is within close proximity to Wheeler, Oregon residential areas.   This application of pesticides […]

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