January 2018 Newsletter | Cascade Forest Conservancy

January 2018 Newsletter

Call to Action!

IMG_0071We are continuing to oppose threats to bedrock federal environmental protections including bills, riders, and administrative rule changes. Riders on bills could weaken protections for endangered species and roadless areas, and allow harmful logging with little environmental review. One rider on the Senate Interior Appropriations bill threatens nearly one-quarter of all roadless areas in the United States by exempting Alaska from the 2001 Roadless Rule, which protects roadless national forests from logging and road-building. This rider on the appropriations bill is an attack on all national forest roadless areas because state-by-state exemptions would erode the Roadless Rule. Call your senators and urge them to oppose any attacks on the Roadless Rule and other important environmental protections.

Who to contact
Oregon Residents:
Senator Jeff Merkley: (202)-224-3753  (website)
Senator Ron Wyden: (202)-224-5244  (website)

Washington Residents:
Senator Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441 (website)
Senator Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621 (website)

With the New Year, Comes a New Project for CFC! 

Beaver_Newsletter_PicBeavers have a bit of a reputation as being nuisances for landowners. But to us, they are self-adapting ecosystem engineers! For that reason, we are beginning a project with Cowlitz Indian Tribe to reintroduce more beavers into the aquatic ecosystems of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy for our Forests

At Cascade Forest Conservancy we rely on our members and friends to support our work.  Your support helps us bring youth and adult volunteers on stewardship trips, prepare our lands for the impacts of climate change, and conserve important natural resources and wildlife.

For those who want to leave a real legacy on our organization for years to come, making a bequest or other planned gift is a great idea.  CFC can accept most kinds of planned gifts, and the best thing to do is to talk to a member of our staff, like Development Manager Michal Orczyk (michal@cascadeforest.org). By writing our organization into your will or making a bequest, you will be remembered as a champion of public lands in the Pacific Northwest. If you have any questions, reach out to us, or take a look at this online guide: https://www.donorsearch.net/planned-gifts-complete-guide/. CFC is developing a program to acknowledge and recognize planned gifts, which we plan to launch in 2018.

Join us for our Mount St Helens Mine Event on February 21st!

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Please join us on February 21 from 6:30to 8:30 p.m. at Trap Door Brewing in Vancouver for a presentation about our efforts to stop mining in the Green River valley. Now is the time to take action to stop mining near Mount St. Helens, and we need your help! We will present updates, upcoming actions in 2018, and do a raffle for prizes.

CFC is hiring!

Do you love the work CFC does protecting and conserving forests, streams, wildlife and communities in the Gifford Pinchot?  Why not join our team!  We are seeking a Membership Outreach Advocate to work in out Portland office.

To learn more about the role, and how to apply, visit our website:
https://cascadeforest.org/get-involved/employment/