Guest Opinion by Brian Ettling, Ashland Daily Tidings, August 24 2016. Aug. 25 marks the centennial of the National Park Service. National Parks, including nearby Crater Lake, has held celebration events this summer to commemorate President Woodrow Wilson signing the congressional law known as the Organic Act on Aug. 25, 1916. That law created the […]

Many climate activists, including leading climate scientists James Hansen, argue that nuclear power should be promoted as a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Others argue against such a trajectory. SOCAN’s position on this issue, along with our position on other climate related issues, can be found here: 3. Nuclear Energy? Acknowledges the potential role that […]

SOCAN Co-Facilitators Alan Journet and Kathy Conway escaped the Rogue Basin heat on August 20th to give a presentation at the USFS Umpqua Forest District Diamond Lake Campground Amphitheater. Besides the program, they enjoyed a couple of nights camping at the Thielsen View Campground, hiking, and visiting the waterfalls on Hwy 138. The talk employed images […]