Keeping Southern Oregon Wild! Klamath Forest Alliance Opens a new Siskiyou Office in Southern Oregon!
|The Klamath Forest Alliance works hard to protect, restore and rewild the Siskiyou Crest as a vital connectivity corridor|
The Klamath Forest Alliance (KFA) has been advocating for the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains for 29 years. Specifically, we advocate for wilderness and roadless landscapes, biodiversity, wildlife, connectivity and the ecological integrity of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains. KFA has long been focused on the watersheds of northern California. Since 2012, through a coalition with the Siskiyou Crest Blog, KFA has broadened our scope. We have expanded our advocacy into the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon, from the Wild Rivers Coast to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
In the last few years, KFA has taken a leading role in numerous successful campaigns to cancel or significantly alter the Nedsbar, Pickett West and Savage Murph Timber Sales on BLM land. We implemented successful campaigns to cancel post-fire logging on the Siskiyou Crest following the 2014 Beaver Fire and the 2016 Gap Fire on the Klamath National Forest. In total, over 6,500 acres have been canceled in local timber sales due to the work of KFA and our allies. We have also advocated for and secured the closure of 10 unauthorized off-road vehicle routes on BLM and Forest Service land in the Applegate Valley.
|The Applegate Valley is one of Klamath Forest Alliance’s focus areas in southern Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains.|
To continue serving the Siskiyou Mountains and building a strong grassroots environmental community in southwestern Oregon, KFA has started a Siskiyou Office based in the Applegate Valley and run by Luke Ruediger from the Siskiyou Crest Blog. Specifically, we will focus on protecting, restoring and rewilding the Siskiyou Crest, the Applegate Valley, the Wild & Scenic Rogue River and the Kalmiopsis region on the Wild Rivers Coast of southern Oregon. Our goal is to maintain the region’s incredible biodiversity, connectivity and ecological integrity. We intend to keep the Siskiyou Mountains wild by defending against immediate threats and advocating for permanent protection of regional wildlands.
KFA’s Siskiyou Office focuses on providing in-depth, on-the-ground monitoring and analysis of federal land management projects and activities. We submit detailed, site specific, science-based public
comments, administrative protests, objections and appeals throughout the
NEPA process. We also submit detailed monitoring reports to land
management agencies and environmental regulators, regarding the actual
results of federal land management projects and activities.
We publicize our findings on the Siskiyou Crest Blog to inform and empower the local grassroots environmental community. We organize grassroots support for conservation throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou region and advocate for the permanent protection of regional wildlands and biodiversity hot spots.
Please consider supporting our new Siskiyou Office with a tax-deductible donation.
Our current work and advocacy includes organizing around the following issues in the Siskiyou Mountains:
|Klamath Forest Alliance will work to ensure wild places like the Wellington Butte Roadless Area are excluded from the Middle Applegate Timber Sale proposed by the Medford District BLM.|
|Klamath Forest Alliance is currently getting out on the ground in the Chetco Bar Fire Salvage Project monitoring old-growth logging units in the Quail Prairie Creek Watershed.|
The Chetco River is known for its extreme water clarity and incredible native fisheries. It is also known for its vast wilderness landscapes, intact habitats and extreme biodiversity. KFA intends to protect these important values and defend the Chetco River watershed from rampant clearcut post-fire logging and plantation development.
|Klamath Forest Alliance is working to protect the wild rivers, wildlands, and forests of the Siskiyou Mountains, including the Wild and Scenic Rogue River and the Zane Grey Roadless Area on BLM land.|