We are a coalition of local, state and national organizations concerned about the harmful impacts of mega-dairies on Oregon’s family farms, communities, environment and animal welfare.

The solution to Oregon’s mega-dairy crisis is a moratorium on new mega-dairy permits and the expansion of existing mega-dairies until policies are in place that ensure the humane treatment of animals, the economic viability of family farmers, and that meaningfully protect our air, water, wildlife, and climate.

Columbia Riverkeeper

Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Learn more: www.columbiariverkeeper.org

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Friends of the Columbia Gorge shall vigorously protect the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge. Friends of the Columbia Gorge fulfills this mission by ensuring strict implementation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other laws protecting the region of the Columbia River Gorge; promoting responsible stewardship of Gorge land, air, and waters; encouraging public ownership of sensitive areas; educating the public about the unique natural values of the Columbia River Gorge and the importance of preserving those values; and working with groups and individuals to accomplish mutual preservation goals. Learn more: gorgefriends.org

Friends of Family Farmers

Friends of Family Farmers is the voice for Oregon family farmers who responsibly steward their land and feed our communities. Friends of Family Farmers promotes sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of family farmers and ranchers to run successful land-based enterprises while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Learn more: www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org

Humane Voters Oregon

Humane Voters Oregon is a non-partisan organization that promotes humane treatment of animals through participation in Oregon’s political process. Human Voters Oregon endorses, supports and contributes to candidates who support humane treatment of animals. Humane Voters Oregon publishes voting records of elected officials on issues affecting animals so that voters can hold their elected officials accountable. Humane Voters Oregon also advocates for animal welfare wherever laws and policies are being made that affect animal welfare, including the state legislature, local governments, administrative agencies and the courts. Learn more: www.humanevotersoregon.org

Oregon Rural Action

Oregon Rural Action works to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability, and stewardship of the region’s land, air, and water. Oregon Rural Action envisions the responsible and sustainable use of our natural resources and agricultural lands, a region of social livability and equality, thriving and diverse local economies, and opportunity for present and future generations. Learn more: www.oregonrural.org

WaterWatch of Oregon

For over 30 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams, lakes and aquifers for fish, wildlife, and people. WaterWatch also advocates for sound water policies, including policies that encourage conservation and prevent over-allocation of Oregon’s water resources. Learn more: waterwatch.org

Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting legislation harmful to animals, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law. Learn more: aldf.org

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. Learn more: www.biologicaldiversity.org

Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety’s mission is to empower people, support farmers, and protect the earth from the harmful impacts of industrial agriculture. Through groundbreaking legal, scientific, and grassroots action, we protect and promote your right to safe food and the environment. Learn more: www.centerforfoodsafety.org

Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action

Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action mobilize regular people to build political power to move bold & uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests. Learn more: www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Does your organization also believe in fighting for Oregon’s rural communities, small independent farms, air and water, and special places? Email Kristina at kbeggen@fwwatch.org to learn more.