Coast Range Association




Progress on the Coast

The CRA's coastal program continues to make progress.
Jim Carlson works in support of north coast community group participating in Oregon's nearshore marine reserve and protected areas

The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve now has a great coordinator, Chrissy Smith, to assist with local organizing and outreach. In January, the Cape Falcon Friends group held two celebrations of the reserve - one in Manzanita and one in Cannon Beach.

If you wish to know more about the Friends of Cape
or the Friends of Cascade Head contact jim (see below) and he'll get you connected. Each group is made up of knowledgable, local community members and there are many opportunities for volunteer service.

The Coast Range Association is a member of the Oregon Marine Reserve Partnership

CRA Contact Information

Chuck Willer

Phone: 541-231-6651


Jim Carlson

Phone: 503-801-5538


Coast Range Association
PO Box 2250
Corvallis, OR 97339

Who We Are

Learn more about the
work and history of the
Coast Range Association.

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The Coast Range Association

The Oregon Coast Range is one of the greatest regions in the world. Its natural beauty and its bountiful resources are why we live here. They provide the pillars of the economy: income
brought by retirees, tourism, forestry and fishing. A great many artistic and creative people are attracted to our amazing region.

The Coast Range Association was formed in 1991. We work to defend the region's interests, protect its natural and cultural endowments and restore its rivers, wetlands and forests. As such, we are deeply committed to the stewardship of our natural resources.

A balanced concern for people and the land informs our mission: To build just and sustainable communities that provide for
people and the natural world

The Coast Range Association is recognized as a tax exempt 501c3 organization by the IRS and

is a nonprofit corporation chartered by the State of Oregon. Our purpose is to conduct reseach and generate scientificly based information designed to educate the public about important policies impacting the Coast Range region.

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Our Economy & Forests

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For timely news about the Northwest Forest Plan, the plans revision process(BLM & Forest Service) and the defense of the
Aquatic Conservation Strategy


Key Documents for National
Forest Planning in the area of the
Northwest Forest Plan

2014 Aquatic Science Report


Guiding Forest Service Planning Rule
Land Management Planning Handbook
in one easy to read document.

2012 Planning Rule & PLANNING WORKBOOK

2013 Frissell ACS Report
Frissell 2013_ACS Report


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Google Earth views of the remaining old growth
and native forests on federal lands. Find out
exactly where the last big forest still stands tall: