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Friends of the Corvallis Watershed

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Corvallis Watershed

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The city manager-appointed Task Force has not allowed consideration of alternatives to logging of the Corvallis Forest, even though the city's stated primary management goal is to protect the city's drinking water. Both the City Council and the Task Force seem intent on keeping the status quo of logging.


Be there! Show up in force at this meeting to DEMAND CHANGE!


Turbidity increasing in Rock Creek's drinking water supply
Data scientist's turbidity analysis shows disturbing water quality trend, while water use plummets in 2 creeks
2 new letters to the editor published in Gazette-Times:
Andy Kerr's blog about logging & drinking water:
One of Oregon's best known conservationists cites Friends of the Watershed in his recent public lands blog.


Watershed science articles now on-line:
Our clickable science bibliography with peer-reviewed science & government documents:

"Get involved in local water issues,"
by Debra Higbee
"A natural, unlogged watershed is best,"
by Doug Pollock

Public Works appoints new task force member:

Without publicly announcing the vacancy left by the former chair's resignation, Public Works appointed a new task force member who works for the forest products industry and has never attended a task force meeting. One current task force member has written a letter objecting to the process.

Six enviro groups object to city's appointment process:

Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Great Old Broads, Friends of OSU Old-growth, Benton Forest Coalition & Friends of the Corvallis Watershed signed a letter to Mayor Maughan, objecting to City Council allowing Public Works to take over the appointment process to this policy-making  CFSPU Task Force. Jim Fairchild has also written a letter to city council. No response was received.

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