Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has a unique and important opportunity to significantly expand our legal capacity and hire a staff attorney. Hiring a staff attorney would enable us to better tackle our work to stop ecologically destructive logging, livestock grazing, and toxic herbicide use on public lands in eastern Oregon.
We are asking for your help in ensuring that our work can be even more effective and have a greater impact, now and into the future. Please make a donation to support BMBP’s fundraising drive to hire a staff attorney and expand our legal capacity!
Our small biocentric organization has been working tirelessly to fight ecologically destructive logging, grazing, and toxic herbicide use on public lands in eastern Oregon since 1991. We have a strong track record of winning court cases and setting environmentally beneficial legal precedent. (You can read about some of them here). Having a staff attorney would allow us to continue this important work without having to constantly scramble for and, due to limited resources, often not receive legal help and advice on potential cases.
Our on-the-ground field surveys are the backbone of our ecological protection work. Every summer, with the help of dozens of volunteers, we field survey thousands of acres of proposed timber sales and livestock grazing allotments in the Deschutes, Ochoco, Malheur, and Umatilla National Forests. Our field survey work has provided strong evidence in negotiations with the Forest Service and in litigation, and inspired our tireless advocacy for these magnificent wild places. You can find out more about our work here.
We hope you are able to help with BMBP’s fundraising drive. We need donations both small and large to make this happen!
Thank you in advance for considering our request, and for supporting BMBP’s goals to better defend forests and streams by expanding our legal and staff capacity.
The picture above is of Karen Coulter, BMBP’s Director, in the Ragged Ruby timber sale in the Malheur National Forest. The Forest Service is proposing to log mature forests, streamside and connectivity corridors, and to large trees in violation of their own Forest Plan. Help BMBP challenge this and similar sales!
For the Wilds,
Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project