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Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

By Cliff Bentz Bentz, R-Ontario, represents District 30 in the Oregon Senate. In a democracy, the majority rules. But when the Democratic majority decided to trade Oregon’s economic free-market system for one of central government control – while ignoring our...

Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

By Cliff Bentz Bentz, R-Ontario, represents District 30 in the Oregon Senate. In a democracy, the majority rules. But when the Democratic majority decided to trade Oregon’s economic free-market system for one of central government control – while ignoring our...

Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

Opinion: Why we walked – 7/11/2019

By Cliff Bentz Bentz, R-Ontario, represents District 30 in the Oregon Senate. In a democracy, the majority rules. But when the Democratic majority decided to trade Oregon’s economic free-market system for one of central government control – while ignoring our...

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

by Caleb Diehl The trail that cuts through the Wild West of rural land-use politics in Oregon’s high desert. Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva crested a canyon rim and faced an endless expanse of sagebrush. He was hours from any sort of town, after spending days swimming...

New lawsuits and a truce in sage grouse dispute-4/30/18

New lawsuits and a truce in sage grouse dispute-4/30/18

BILLINGS, Mont. — Environmental groups have launched a pair of court battles over protections for an imperiled bird on public land in the Western U.S. but called a truce in a third lawsuit involving its smaller cousin. Lawsuits filed Monday in Idaho and Montana claim...

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

by Caleb Diehl The trail that cuts through the Wild West of rural land-use politics in Oregon’s high desert. Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva crested a canyon rim and faced an endless expanse of sagebrush. He was hours from any sort of town, after spending days swimming...

New lawsuits and a truce in sage grouse dispute-4/30/18

New lawsuits and a truce in sage grouse dispute-4/30/18

BILLINGS, Mont. — Environmental groups have launched a pair of court battles over protections for an imperiled bird on public land in the Western U.S. but called a truce in a third lawsuit involving its smaller cousin. Lawsuits filed Monday in Idaho and Montana claim...

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

by Caleb Diehl The trail that cuts through the Wild West of rural land-use politics in Oregon’s high desert. Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva crested a canyon rim and faced an endless expanse of sagebrush. He was hours from any sort of town, after spending days swimming...

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco  – 2/28/2019

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco – 2/28/2019

By Jule Gilfillan Jane Lubchenco has spent most of her life thinking about our relationship with the sea. It’s a relationship that continues to amaze her. “Half the oxygen on planet Earth is produced by plants in the ocean,” said the Oregon State University...

Rockfish are bouncing back from years of overfishing -12/20/2018

Rockfish are bouncing back from years of overfishing -12/20/2018

By Cassandra Profita Booming populations of yelloweye and bocaccio rockfish, cow cod and ocean perch could bring in $60 million and support hundreds of jobs in California, Oregon and Washington. Federal fishery managers are increasing the catch limits for several West...

Hostile Waters: Orcas in peril – 11/11/2018

By Seattle Times staff As she carried her dead calf day after day, for more than 1,000 miles Tahlequah the mother orca opened the eyes and hearts of people around the world. Her journey raised uncomfortable questions about why the calf died and why her extended family...

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco  – 2/28/2019

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco – 2/28/2019

By Jule Gilfillan Jane Lubchenco has spent most of her life thinking about our relationship with the sea. It’s a relationship that continues to amaze her. “Half the oxygen on planet Earth is produced by plants in the ocean,” said the Oregon State University...

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco  – 2/28/2019

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco – 2/28/2019

By Jule Gilfillan Jane Lubchenco has spent most of her life thinking about our relationship with the sea. It’s a relationship that continues to amaze her. “Half the oxygen on planet Earth is produced by plants in the ocean,” said the Oregon State University...

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series Throughout 2019, Rogue Farm Corps is sharing real stories of how transitioning land from one generation to the next is possible. Our farms and ranches throughout the west will see a huge generational shift in the coming decade. U.S....

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West – 1/11/2019

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West – 1/11/2019

by Amy Chozick Hundreds of years before John Wayne and Gary Cooper gave us a Hollywood version of the American West, with men as the brute, weather-beaten stewards of the land, female ranchers roamed the frontier. They were the indigenous, Navajo, Cheyenne and other...

For sale: When Oregon farm and ranch land changes hands-5/11/17

For sale: When Oregon farm and ranch land changes hands-5/11/17

Eric Mortenson | Capital Press | Published on May 11, 2017 Diane Daggett remembers the conversation with the woman who had just purchased the Daggett family’s 440-acre cattle ranch in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa County, land that had been in the family for four...

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series Throughout 2019, Rogue Farm Corps is sharing real stories of how transitioning land from one generation to the next is possible. Our farms and ranches throughout the west will see a huge generational shift in the coming decade. U.S....

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West – 1/11/2019

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West – 1/11/2019

by Amy Chozick Hundreds of years before John Wayne and Gary Cooper gave us a Hollywood version of the American West, with men as the brute, weather-beaten stewards of the land, female ranchers roamed the frontier. They were the indigenous, Navajo, Cheyenne and other...

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series -2019

Changing Hands Article Series Throughout 2019, Rogue Farm Corps is sharing real stories of how transitioning land from one generation to the next is possible. Our farms and ranches throughout the west will see a huge generational shift in the coming decade. U.S....

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

By Jenny Rowland-Shea A 4-year-old girl gathers sand and seawater at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 2018. Introduction and summary With more than 146 million Americans across the nation—nearly half of the U.S. population—participating each...

The Oregonian’s Four Part Series – Polluted by Money – 3/15/2019

The Oregonian’s Four Part Series – Polluted by Money – 3/15/2019

By Rob Davis Oregon once aimed to be the greenest state in America. Its leaders adopted the nation’s first bottle deposit. They controlled urban sprawl. They declared ocean beaches public property. But in the last four years, Oregon’s most powerful industries have...

78 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump – 12/28/2018

78 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump – 12/28/2018

By NADJA POPOVICH, LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA and KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS Since his first days in office, President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has targeted environmental rules it sees as...

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

By Jenny Rowland-Shea A 4-year-old girl gathers sand and seawater at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 2018. Introduction and summary With more than 146 million Americans across the nation—nearly half of the U.S. population—participating each...

The Oregonian’s Four Part Series – Polluted by Money – 3/15/2019

The Oregonian’s Four Part Series – Polluted by Money – 3/15/2019

By Rob Davis Oregon once aimed to be the greenest state in America. Its leaders adopted the nation’s first bottle deposit. They controlled urban sprawl. They declared ocean beaches public property. But in the last four years, Oregon’s most powerful industries have...

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

Policies to Boost State Outdoor Recreation Economies – 06/13/2019

By Jenny Rowland-Shea A 4-year-old girl gathers sand and seawater at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 2018. Introduction and summary With more than 146 million Americans across the nation—nearly half of the U.S. population—participating each...

Websites & Reports of Interest

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Change Program

California Climate Change Portal

Class of 0000

Climate Advocacy Lab's Five Climate Advocacy Lab Insights

Climate Change Litigation Database 

Climate Impacts Group University of Washington

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Keep Oregon Cool 

Oregon Climate Research Institute 

Our Climate Blog

Our Climate Our Future

Pacific Coast Collaborative

Project Drawdown

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 

Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

United Nations and Climate Change

Washington Department of Ecology Air and Climate

WSU Climate Impacts Group

Western Regional Climate Center 

Reports and Additional Information of Possible Interest

Analysis post 1631 in Washington State

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

Connectivity For Species on the Move Supporting Climate Driven Range Shifts

The Costs and Demographics of Vehicle Acquisition

Department of Defense Climate Report

Dramatic Declines in Snowpack in Western US

Economic & Grid Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Adoption in Washington & Oregon

Electric Vehicle Market Status

Electrification & Decarbonization: Exploring U.S. Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Scenarios with Widespread Electrification and Power Sector Decarbonization, NREL

The Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report, State of Climate Science 2019

Juliana v. United States First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Report

Managing Risks to Conservation Investments Through Climate Adaption

Meeting the Challenge of Our Time: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future for the Northwest 

The Nature Conservancy Natural Climate Solutions

NWPCC Transportation Forecast

Understanding the Distributional Impacts of Vehicle Policy: Who Buys New and Used Alternative Vehicles?

Whats-sparking-electric-vehicle-adoption-in-the-truck-industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREST & FIRE

 

 

Websites

Cal Fire

Fact Sheet on California’s Emergency Proclamation on Wildfire Risk

Headwaters Economics Building a Wildfire Resistant Home: Codes and Costs 

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Northwest Fire Science

Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon Wildfire Council

Oregon Wildfire Explorer

United States Forest Service

Washington Department of Natural Resources 

Reports and Additional Information of Possible Interest

A Cohesive Strategy for Forest Restoration in the Rogue Basin

A New Direction for California Wildfire Policy - Working from the Home Outward

A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States

Building a Wildfire-Resistant Home: Codes and Costs

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Community Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation

Carbon Policy and Working Lands in Oregon Pinchot Institute

Ecological Fire Use for Ecological Fire Management: Managing Large Wildfires by Design

Endowing Federal Public Land Counties

Everything you wanted to know about wildland forest fires but were afraid to ask

FUSEE 4-minute video footage of Carr Fire

Key Scientific Findings on Forests, Carbon & Climate

Managing Moist Forests of the Pacific Northwest United States for Climate Positive Outcomes

Objectives and considerations for wildland fuel treatment in forested ecosystems of the interior western United States

Old Flames: The Tangled History of Forest Fires, Wildlife and People 

Oregon State University: Forest Science Report

Restoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles

TWS Analysis of Trump Executive Order on Forests

Washington Department of Natural Resources 20 Year Forest Health Strategic Plan

Whither the paradigm shift? Large wildland fires and the wildfire paradox offer opportunities for a new paradigm of ecological fire management

Wildfires and Climate Change California’s Energy Future

Wildland Fire Use In Roadless Areas: Restoring Ecosystems and Rewilding Landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & FOREST

 

 

 

Websites

Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project

Conservation Finance Network

Creating A Legacy In Land: Crown Hill Enterprises

A Dairy Thrives Through The Next Generation: Dungeness Creamery

A Dairy Thrives Through The Next Generation: McClelland Dairy

A Full Root Cellar, Hard Earned: Wild Hare Organic Farm

Growing More Food With Less Pollution 

Michael Pollan’s Blog

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog

National Sustainable Agriculture Information (NCAT/ATTRA) 

A New Track For Harper Farms

Rodale Institute

Savory Institute Regenerative Farmers and Land Managers

Sequestering Carbon in Soil, Breakthrough Strategy Solutions

United States Department of Agriculture Research and Education

 

Reports and Additional Information of Possible Interest

American Farmland Trust Farms Under Threat 

Carbon Policy and Working Lands in Oregon Pinchot Institute

Farm Finance and Conservation

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems

Forest Carbon Accounting

The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land 

Healthy Soils to Cool the Planet

The Impacts of Alternative Patterns of Urbanization on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Agricultural County 

Infographic on Safeguarding Oregon’s Farmland 

Oregon Global Warming Commission 

Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change 

Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations 2011 Report Submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter 

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in California Agriculture