Here's just a small sampling of the natural treasures we've helped preserve over the years.

Bringing Enduring Protection to the Oregon Redwoods

Find out more about our Oregon Redwoods Project:

An outdoor screening of nine films about wild rivers, including some waterways in Southern Oregon, will take place during the Azalea Festival on Saturday, May 28.

The first Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Port of Brookings at the kite festival field on Boat Basin Road. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a meet and mingle; films will begin at 8 p.m.

Curry County Relay for Life, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Chetco Brewing Company, Geos Institute, Smith River Alliance, American Rivers and Babin Law are sponsoring the festival, which features award-winning films shown throughout the word. Tickets are available on site or online or

Door  prizes, refreshments and speakers will be part of the film festival.

Film topics include the effects of proposed nickel mining on the Smith River; waterways in the

Kalmiopsis region; whitewater adventuring in the Grand Canyon and the relationship of fly fishing to Global Warming. “The Accidental Environmentalist”, filmed in Alabama, tells how one man’s contact with toxic chemicals resulted in action to protect the state’s water.



Date and Time: Doors open at 7pm and shows start at 8pm.

Kite Field, Port of Brookings Harbor, Brookings, Oregon

Ticket Prices: $7 Relay for Life members $10 general public

Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at or



Chetco Love pilot project, Chetco river, brookings, oregon

The goal of our project on the Chetco River is to protect the river from the origin to the mouth. Some examples of this goal in action: working with federal and state agencies and private landowners to improve camping faciltities for the public and create stricter regulations for urban development on the river.



Opposition to nickel Mining

Learning from Oregon's mistakes of the Formosa Mine near Riddle, Oregon (pictured above) we are advocating in opposition to hard rock mining. Particularly for threats of a foreign corporation that wants to mine on the headwaters of the Smith, Rogue and Illinois Rivers.


Jaclyn enjoying rock painting

Jaclyn enjoying rock painting


A free educational event with spawning salmon viewing, naturalist golf cart tours, gyutaku salmon printing, food provided by Black Trumpet Bistro, Pacific Ocean Harvesters and First Rise Baking Company and music by the Chetco River Bluegrass Band.