Beyond Toxic’s work has abated pollution from pesticide application in many of Oregon’s public spaces. Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides are one of the leading sources of endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water sources and fish-bearing streams. Beyond Toxics launched and led a number of statewide grassroots campaigns for increased legislative protections of Oregon public spaces. In 2013, Beyond Toxics’ pesticide reform campaign achieved a ratification of the State Integrated Pest Management Act (ORS§ 634.650 et seq, 2013), and the State School Integrated Pest Management (ORS§ 634.700 et seq, 2009) into law. In 2015, Beyond Toxics also initiated the first successful grassroots campaign to reform the Forest Practices Act. By securing permanent legislative protections for Oregon residents, Beyond Toxics is working to ensure all Oregonians have access to healthy futures.
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Beyond Toxics works for all Oregonians to empower individuals and communities to find solutions that protect human and environmental health. | * Read more about our accomplishments | * Read testimonials for Beyond Toxics
Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.
Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds, and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
As a leader in the national grassroots campaign for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country.
Oregon Wild’s wilderness, old-growth forest and clean rivers/watersheds programs protect pristine drinking water, unparalleled recreation opportunities and fish and wildlife habitat across Oregon. With regional coordinators across the state, Oregon Wild’s strength is its active grassroots citizen network. Through the power of 3,000 members, over 15,000 e-mail activists and dozens of active volunteers, Oregon Wild works to maintain environmental laws, while building broad community support for our campaigns.
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Oregon Wild greatly appreciates the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for their generous support of our work to protect Oregon’s forests, watersheds, and public health from the harmful impacts of toxic pesticides used by the logging industry. The Spirit Mountain Community Fund’s focus is to improve the quality of life in Northwest Oregon through community investments that provide lasting benefits consistent with the Tribe’s culture and values. The Tribes that make up the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are Chasta, Rogue River, Umpqua, Molalla and Kalapuya.