News Release | Environment Oregon

31,000 Oregonians call for Crater Lake Wilderness

On Tuesday morning, Environment Oregon, Oregon Wild, and Umpqua Watersheds stood together with businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, and advocates of wild places in delivering over 31,000 public comments and 205 business and organization endorsements to Sen. Ron Wyden in support of permanently protecting Crater Lake and the surrounding forests, mountains, and streams by creating a 500,000-acre, 75-mile wilderness corridor around Crater Lake National Park. The groups held a press conference in front of Sen. Wyden’s office, with Mary Gautreaux, Deputy State Director for Sen. Wyden, receiving the comments.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Crater Lake National Park is Underfunded, Under Threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Crater Lake National Park as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Logging proposal near Crater Lake moves forward despite landmark public opposition

In late September, the US Forest Service announced that a logging proposal around Oregon’s only national park has moved forward, despite unprecedented public opposition. In response, Environment Oregon Preservation Advocate Rikki Seguin released the following statement.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon's Only National Park: Sorry, We're Closed

Just as the stunning fall foliage season begins at Crater Lake National Park and as families embark on their final camping trip of the year, thousands of nature lovers will be greeted by closed gates and empty ranger stations at our nation’s parks today as a result of the government shutdown.

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Environment Oregon Calls for Lasting Parks Protections on National Trails Day

Today, on National Trails Day, Environment Oregon called on Oregon leaders to keep beloved parks, like Crater Lake, open and protected from development and pollution.  This call comes on the heels of major cuts to our national parks over the past few years and as Congress considers slashing park budgets even deeper this summer.  National Trails Day is celebrated by thousands of nature-lovers nationwide, who spend the first Saturday in June hiking their favorite trails and enjoying our local and national parks.

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Summer Hikes to the Proposed Crater Lake Wilderness

The Crater Lake WIlderness coalition wishes Crater Lake National Park a happy 111th birthday today. It was on this date in 1902 President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law Crater Lake as the nation's fifth National Park. While Crater Lake may be Oregon's only National Park, what a park it is. With hiking season upon us and summer just around the corner, today's anniversary is the perfect time to announce our summer calendar of hikes and outings to the proposed Crater Lake Wilderness. These hikes, along with a service trip and photography workshop, are not only intended as social outings and a chance to stretch your legs in some of the most scenic terrain in Southern Oregon, but also as a means to highlight the natural gems in the greater Crater Lake region proposed for Wilderness protection.

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10,000 Oregonians Tell Forest Service: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness”

Environment Oregon, wildlife organizations, and concerned citizens spoke out today in three cities on their way to deliver more than 10,000 public comments in opposition to the Bybee Timber Sale, a reckless logging proposal on the edge of Crater Lake National Park. In Portland, Eugene and Medford, the coalition also presented a giant postcard to the Forest Service featuring several of the over 100 photos and testimonials submitted by Oregonians of their visits to Crater Lake.

News Release | Environment Oregon

12,000 Oregonians: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness from Clear Cuts”

Old growth forest around Oregon’s only national park could be on the chopping block next month. That’s why statewide advocacy group Environment Oregon delivered 12,000 petitions to US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today in support of a proposal to designate nearly half-a-million acres in and around Crater Lake National Park as a federal Wilderness area.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Crater Lake Wilderness Slideshow Debuts in Portland

This Thursday, March 29th in Portland, Environment Oregon and The Wild on Wilderness Committee of Umpqua Watersheds will jointly present a free slideshow showcasing the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal to create a nearly 500,000 acre, 75-mile wildlife corridor.  The show begins at 7 PM at the Sellwood Public House.