Natural Resources and Rural Development
The Beaver State was built by Americans who relied on the land for their livelihood. Natural resource industries like farming, forestry, and salmon fishing remain integral to Oregon’s economy today. Our state has also long been a destination for Americans looking to experience the great outdoors. Oregon’s protected public lands provide valuable habitats, supply clean water, and generate jobs through sustainable harvests, recreation, and tourism. Preserving our natural resources and making smart decisions about economic development will help spur rural growth and ensure that future generations can enjoy Oregon’s wild places and public lands while putting people to work.
- Merkley and Wyden Announce $1 Million to Jumpstart Southern Oregon Water Infrastructure Project
- 'Better for people and fish'
- President’s 2016 budget would reinstate timber payments
- Merkley to Serve on New Appropriations Subcommittees Key to Oregon Priorities
- Senator Merkley Applauds Plan to Protect Alaskan Wilderness
- Oregon Members Fight for Investments, Critical Maintenance of Oregon’s Ports
- Monument expansion expected to increase tourism, protect resources