Legislation has been introduced (S. 1262) to expand SW Oregon’s Wild Rogue Wilderness by 60,000 acres. We oppose this bill because we think Congress needs to make fuels reduction a higher priority for Oregon (Read our oped in the Salem Statesman Journal)
The bill would affect management, fuels reduction and access on federal lands near communities that have been identified as being at the highest risk for wildfire in Oregon. If you think this bill is a bad idea at the wrong time, please take a moment to send a message to your federal representatives.
Both the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have expressed concerns the bill would:
- Restrict land managers’ ability to actively manage forest lands and reduce hazardous fuels around communities.
- Limit public access to any potential new or existing trailheads and scenic opportunities.
This bill impacts Southern Oregon. Don’t be left out of the decision.
- Call Ron Wyden’s office (202) 224-5244 and ask him not to move forward with S. 1262 and the Wild Rogue wilderness expansion.
- Or take two minutes to send a pre-loaded, but customizable message to your federal officials by clicking here.