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Entries in take action (61)

Friday
Apr172015

Keep Nestle out of the Columbia River

This bit of news boggles the mind.

From The Oregonian: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs to pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks.

Cascade Locks City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman said the city and the state wildlife agency jointly submitted paperwork Friday morning to initiate a water rights cross transfer, with the state trading spring water for the city’s well water.

The Columbia River Gorge city will then pass the spring water on to Nestle, which will bottle and sell it.

What’s the problem with this plan? Other than trading your water rights off to a multi national corporation?

Well, the bottling plant could adversely affect migratory fish. Salmon and steelhead passing through the Lower Columbia to points and tributaries upriver often have to deal with high temperatures, and Herman Creek provides a cold water thermal refuge.

LINK (via The Caddis Fly)

You can TAKE ACTION here.

Read all about Nestle's predatory practices.

Tuesday
Mar312015

First Nation defends herring against DFO's stealth fishery, bad science

On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast.

Watch this short video on the battle that the Heiltsuk First Nation are courageously waging against the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the unsustainable corporate-owned kill-fishery. There is still hope that our coast will witness a return of the great herring runs, but it cannot happen while this indiscriminate industrial fishery is allowed to continue.

TAKE ACTION HERE

Sunday
Nov232014

Save the Wild Steelhead on Washington's Olympic Peninsula 

Shane Anderson spent three years and some serious sweat equity making his film Wild Reverence.

Now he's asking you to take just 90 seconds to add your voice in support of native wild steelhead on the Olympic Penninsula.

LINK

If Shane's appeal doesn't do the trick maybe this photo will help inspire you to sign his petition. Snapped this shot yesterday at the City Fish Co. at Pike Place Market.

Friday
Oct032014

Take Action: Honor Three Great Oregon Rivers

From the Native Fish Society:

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation (OPRD) is currently accepting public comment on their 2014 Scenic Waterways Assessment, which is the first step in designating segments of the Molalla, Chetco and Grande Ronde rivers into the state's network of Scenic Waterways.

Take action now by sending the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation a comment showing your support for the addition of three great Oregon Rivers into the state’s network of Scenic Waterways.

Wednesday
Sep032014

Action Alert - Keep the Salmonberry Wild and Remote

An important call to action from the Native Fish Society.

Dear Wild Fish Advocates,
 
In addition to the beautiful, rugged landscape of Oregon's Salmonberry River, it is home to some of the purest populations of wild, native salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, including summer and fall Chinook salmon, winter steelhead, both resident and anadromous cutthroat trout, and endangered Coho salmon. 

For over a hundred years, a railroad has operated in some capacity throughout the river's corridor; however, the canyon’s steep, remote location has proven difficult for railroad maintenance. Currently, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking comments for alternative recreational opportunities in a development plan for the Salmonberry River Corridor, the 86 mile stretch of railway that lies in the Northwest part of the state connecting the city of Banks to the rural Coast. 

  • Oregon’s Salmonberry watershed provides essential habitat for endangered wild Coho salmon, as well as winter steelhead, summer and fall Chinook salmon, and resident and anadromous cutthroat trout.  
  • The canyon’s steep valley walls, intrinsic landslide potential, and rugged terrain has proven to be economically prohibitive for railroad maintenance.
  • This development plan must include the least-impactful recreational opportunity throughout the Salmonberry River stretch of the corridor to prevent future degradation to this watershed.

Please join us today in asking OPRD to support a primitive trail and minimize the risk of the ecological impacts to wild fish from increased development in the Salmonberry River and keep this canyon wild and remote!

Thank you!
Native Fish Society

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Thursday
May222014

Take action - Prioritize fish & wildlife habitat, not logging in WDFW-owned forests

Some of the most important forest habitat in Washington state occurs on lands held by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Unlike most state lands, WDFW forests are principally dedicated to preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish and wildlife.

That’s an appropriate gold standard. But logging activities sanctioned in a proposed plan could cause substantial harm to the fish and wildlife habitat the agency should be protecting.

Please let the Department know by sending your comments by Friday, May 23.

(via: Conservation Northwest)