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We Will Double Your Donation to Cascadia Wildlands!

We Will Double Your Donation to Cascadia Wildlands!

 

Donate to Cascadia Wildlands in November and Mountain Rose Herbs will double your donation up to $5,000! Help us protect the Elliot State Forest and keep it in public hands.

This fall, the State Land Board decided to dispose of trustlands that make up 90% of the Elliot State Forest. If sold to a corporate firm and liquidated, it would have horrific environmental consequences. Cascadia Wildlands and other environmental groups are seeking to formulate a proposal where the forest could be sold to a public entity or trust that places a high priority on the environment, such as its value for carbon sequestration.

 

We Will Double Your Donation to Cascadia Wildlands!

 

The majestic old-growth rainforests in the Elliott store more carbon per acre than any other ecosystem in the world, thereby mitigating climate change at no cost to us. The old-growth forests of the Elliott act as the first "filter," providing downstream residents with clean drinking water and all of us with clean air.

The 93,000-acre Elliot State Forest is located in the Oregon Coast Range, where marbled murrelet and northern spotted owls make their homes. Both of these animals are listed on the Endangered Species Act and habitat conservation is crucial since their numbers are plummeting region-wide. According to the state's biologists, the streams that originate in the Elliott provide over 20% of the Oregon Coast coho salmon productivity in the state. The Elliott is also home to elk and countless other imperiled plants and animals.

 

We Will Double Your Donation to Cascadia Wildlands!

 

"There is a real threat that the iconic Elliott State Forest could be sold off to Wall Street-type bankers, which means liquidating the forest to maximize revenues. This underscores the need for Oregonians and leaders in Salem to stand up together to keep this forest in public ownership for its salmon and wildlife habitat, its restoration jobs, its incomparable carbon storage capacity and for its outstanding recreations opportunities." – Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands

 

We Will Double Your Donation to Cascadia Wildlands!

 

Donate today and help us Climb the Mountain to reach our goal of $5,000!

Learn about our sustainability initiatives and other Organizations We Support!

 

Photos by Trip Jennings, James Johnston, and Cascadia Wildlands. 

Topics: Sustainability

Alyssa

Written by Alyssa on November 4, 2015

Alyssa Bascue, Director of Sustainability, is a trusted professional in her field with a passion for employee engagement and reducing environmental impacts of business operations, including emissions, energy, waste, and water. Growing up in an income-sharing, egalitarian community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, she’s a farm girl at heart. She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Sociology, which helps to support Mountain Rose Herbs' mission of supporting organic agriculture and embodying socially conscious business practices. Alyssa completed a nine-week Master Recycler training and is well-known in town as an Employee Transportation Coordinator. She currently volunteers with Friends of Trees, Provender Alliance, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance. And she is an active member of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, hiking and camping with her husband and brindle pup.

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