photo courtesy of Elizabeth Allen
Conserving Water Sources
With shifting climatic conditions, our region is experiencing lower on-average snowpack and increasing drought. Coupled with rapidly growing populations in the Pacific Northwest, our historically abundant water resources are under a great deal of pressure. Crag works with Riverkeeper organizations, WaterWatch of Oregon, and other conservation groups to protect Oregon’s precious water resources from unsustainable uses and to ensure that it is preserved for future generations. This program includes our work on behalf of Bark, Food & Water Watch, and Local Water Alliance to prevent Nestlé from securing rights to Columbia Gorge spring water for its proposed commercial water bottling operation.
What We’re Working On
Lost Valley Megadairy Challenge Crag has filed a protest to water rights for Lost Valley Farm, a 30,000-head mega dairy near the Columbia River, on behalf of a coalition of water protection, public health, and animal welfare organizations. The facility is...