Published June 28, 2022
We were honored to host Senator Ron Wyden and his team today at a West Bear All-Lands Restoration Project worksite in Talent, Oregon. The Senator met with Lomakatsi’s crew and staff, and partners, and discussed the importance of strategic ecological fuels reduction for forest health and community safety.
We also discussed how this work supports local living wage jobs, including for many Tribal and Latino community members. We’re grateful for Senator Wyden’s long-standing support for ecological restoration in the Rogue Valley and beyond, and for his and Senator Jeff Merkley’s leadership in securing $500,000 in congressionally directed spending to Lomakatsi for this project, that will be used for an additional 300-400 acres of ecological fuels reduction in and around the City of Jacksonville this fall.