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.
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Oregon’s U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) announced today that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is awarding $1 million for the Oregon Private Forest Accord Aquatic Species Habitat Conservation Plan. “Endangered species are critical parts of Oregon’s
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton will receive $150,000 in federal aid for safety improvements. “Eastern Oregon residents and small businesses count on Pendleton’s airport to travel, transport goods and medical supplies, and contribute to their quality
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced a total of $661,720 coming to Oregon from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). These funds will be split across three projects in the state to support wildfire risk reduction, habitat restoration, and collaborative prescribed fires. These investments will strengthen forest
Funding to support research at University of Oregon and Oregon State University Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are receiving a combined total of $1,499,973 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and
Senators: “Reclamation should consider all options to address ongoing drought conditions in Oregon” Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are urging the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to prioritize the Klamath, Deschutes, and Rogue River Basins in upcoming federal funding decisions for drought and climate resiliency projects.
Merkley, Wyden: Over $1 Million in IRA Investments for Sagebrush, Fish Passage, and Riparian Restoration Heading to Oregon
Washington, D.C. – A year after the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced a total of $1.3 million in IRA funding headed to Southwest Oregon and Southeast Oregon Sagebrush Restoration Landscapes. These funds will be used for fuels