The Oregon chapter joined forces with federal agencies and influenced forest management actions across 412,826 acres on four national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in 2010. The Sierra Club appealed two projects threatening the Ochoco National Forest. Additionally, the Club successfully negotiated settlements with the United States Forest Service—avoiding costly litigation and protecting 2,804 acres of old growth forests, roadless areas, and salmonid water systems. The chapter also led field trips to threatened areas, presented educational slide shows, and engaged volunteers as part of their efforts to halt short-term threats to forests, wildlands, and wildlife habitat east of the Cascade Crest in Oregon while building a larger and more empowered constituency for their long-term protection.
(Photo: Ochoco National Forest courtesy of Karl Johnson)