August Change for Good Partner: Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

August's Change for Good Partner is

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

(KS Wild) 

 

KS Wild's mission is to protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. 

Chang for Good KS Wild

 

KS Wild promotes science-based land and water conservation through policy and community action. 

They envision a Klamath-Siskiyou region where local communities enjoy healthy wildlands, where clean rivers are teeming with native salmon, and where connected plant and wildlife populations are prepared for climate change


 

Photo by Holly Christiansen
Photo by Holly Christiansen

 

 

Wildfire & Climate

 

KS Wild's Fire Dashboard - Tools and Resources for fire season in the Klamath-Siskiyou

Photo by Alexi Lovechio
Photo by Alexi Lovechio

 

KS Wild’s Podcast One Foot in the Black

Change for Good KS Wild

 

 

ForestWatch

Tell the BLM to stop opening up the Late-Successional Reserves to timber sales that remove old-growth habitat.

Wildlife

Beaver Restoration

As a part of KS Wild’s efforts to advance natural solutions to climate change, we are advocating for the recovery of beaver.

Read more about this important keystone species on the KS Wild blog

Change for Good KS Wild

 

Permanent Protections

Wild & Scenic Rivers

Southwest Oregon's wild rivers bill is on the move! If you don't already know, Senator Ron Wyden introduced the River Democracy Act earlier this year and it just got its first hearing in the Senate Subcommittee last month. This is a crucial first action necessary for the bill to “graduate” up to a full committee vote, and subsequently a full Senate vote, which is one step closer to the President's desk. Here in southwestern Oregon this bill will designate certain river segments and its tributaries like the Upper and Lower Rogue River, West and East Fork Illinois River, Rough and Ready Creek, and Sucker Creek, to name a few, as components of the National Wild and Scenic River System. 

 

Change for Good KS Wild

 

 

 

To learn more about this local organization, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to support their work, visit kswild.org

 

Change for Good KS Wild

 

More Co-op News

Meet the 1st Street Beet


Welcome to the newly redesigned and reimagined newsletter from the Ashland Food Co-op: 1st Street Beet.
Think of this publication as a resource to know what’s going on in every level of the community: at the co-op, around town, in the region, and on Earth!

May Day Community Block Party

Photography by Chelsea Whitney Art

On May 1st, several Southern Oregon businesses came together for a block party to provide a space to gather as a community after a rough spell due to the pandemic and fires. The May Day Block Party was hosted on Main St in Phoenix, where the scent of food trucks mingled with artisan goods such as local cheeses, locally farmed flowers, and even fresh-baked pastries.

May Change for Good Recipient: Rogue Valley Farm to School

May's Change for Good Recipient is

Rogue Valley Farm to School

Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals.

"We inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members."