Last year when Deschutes County proposed amending the code to weaken winter range protections, LandWatch's members and allies, including the friends of the Tumalo Wildlife Corridor, voiced their strong support for protection of winter range habitat and the species that depend on it.
Many dying trees along Highway 20 between Sisters and Black Butte are planned to be cut down because they were sprayed with a deadly herbicide over the course of three consecutive years. These aren’t just any trees, but trees that the public had earlier saved, and the killing of the trees was easily avoidable.
We are celebrating Earth Month this year by putting the spotlight on Oregon Land Use Planning Goal 5! Goal 5 is important because it protects natural resources, scenic and historic areas, and open space-- what's not to love? Without Goal 5, protection of Central Oregon's precious places and the people and wildlife they sustain would not be possible.
As part of this celebration, we are unveiling a very special piece of art that we know our fellow land use nerds will love and appreciate. The "I ❤️ Goal 5" image was hand drawn by local artist, advocate, angler and Natural Resources expert Corrine Oedekerk to help support LandWatch's work and help you start conversations about Goal 5!
If you love Goal 5 as much as we do, join the front lines of defense by becoming a member or renewing your membership this month and add on $5 for Goal 5 to receive this beautiful "I❤️ Goal 5" sticker in the mail with your thank you letter. It's the perfect adornment for your reusable water bottle!
Earth Day Celebration
Join us in the celebration by visiting our booth and parklet at the Environmental Center's upcoming Earth Day Fair and Parade.
LUBA ruled that Crook County did not adequately consider the effects of their plan on significant wildlife, and in doing so, failed to comply with the law.
Tonight, the Deschutes County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on whether to weaken critical wildlife habitat protections in the Metolius Deer Winter Range. This is an opportunity for you to make your voice heard!