by Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth In a recent, eloquent defense of a “no-compromise” approach to protecting our dwindling wild areas, author George Wuerthner quotes Bob Marshall, founder of the Wilderness Society: “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they … Continue reading Why Compromise Doesn’t Work
via Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth Creating a Positive Future for the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF): It’s important to be aware of the history and shortcomings of both OSU’s forest management and the Elliott process so we can choose a more positive path going forward. I’ve provided an update on the … Continue reading Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW
by Mojtaba Sadegh (Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Boise State University), Ata Akbari Asanjan (Research Scientist, Ames Research Center, NASA), and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh (Ph.D. Student, McGill University) / The Conversation Two wildfires erupted on the outskirts of cities near Los Angeles, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes Monday as powerful Santa … Continue reading Here’s how the 2020 Western fire season got so extreme
On October 12th, 2020, Indigenous People’s Day, a group of indigenous people and allies gathered in Illahee (Portland, Oregon) to confront the Sierra Club and 350.org for their corporate ties and advocacy of false solutions as outlined in the film Planet of the Humans. These groups were informed that they had breached trust with the … Continue reading Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club
All around the world, irrigation for agriculture is taking massive amounts of water from rivers, in many cases leaving them almost or entirely dry. This article comes from central Oregon, where 90% of human water use is for agriculture. Low Flows Due to Irrigation Destroying Deschutes River by George Wuerthner / The Wildlife News The … Continue reading Irrigation Is Dewatering Rivers
Large and old-growth trees in the dry eastern region of the U.S. state of Oregon are under threat as the agency which regulates Forest Service lands plans to remove existing protections, George Wuerthner reports. By George Wuerthner / The Wildlife News / August 13, 2020 The Forest Service has begun a 30 day comment period … Continue reading Eastside Forest Scam–The Proposed Removal of the 21-inch Rule.
On August 25th at 4pm, Deep Green Resistance in collaboration with regional allies Illahee Spirit Runners will be offering an outdoor skills workshop in the coast range between Eugene and Corvallis. This workshop will cover a variety of basic outdoor skills for survival and thriving in relationship with nature. We will be going over how … Continue reading Outdoor Skills Workshop — August 25th @ 4-7pm
On July 28th at 5:30pm, Deep Green Resistance in collaboration with regional allies Illahee Spirit Runners will be offering an outdoor skills workshop in the coast range near Eugene. This workshop will cover a variety of basic outdoor skills for survival and thriving in relationship with nature. It will be kid friendly. How to Register … Continue reading Outdoor Skills Workshop July 28th | Update on Deep Green Resistance in Oregon
What would a revolutionary permaculture movement look like? As food shortages begin to sweep the world, the prospect of a Deep Green Resistance—a movement combining relocalization with organized political resistance—grows ever more relevant. Can Permaculture Become a Revolutionary Force? By Max Wilbert As coronavirus unravels global supply chains, wildfires cool in Australia, Arctic ice continues … Continue reading Can Permaculture Become a Revolutionary Force?
Carol Van Strum / Newport News Times Featured image by Dennis Demick, showing clearcuts in central Oregon. Most of the uncut, green areas in this photo are industrial forest lands growing monocrop plantations, not healthy natural forests. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Governor Brown touted the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between timber corporations and environmental groups … Continue reading This is an unconscionable betrayal