One of our main goals is to help community members find accurate and relevant information regarding pesticide applications near them. Below are some resources and links that can help you stay informed.
Where and when is spraying happening near me?
Visit our FERNS page to find out how to use the Oregon Department of Forestry’s notification system. Using FERNS, the Forestry activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System, enables you to receive alerts about spray events near you before they take place.
If you suspect chemical trespass from a nearby pesticide application, call 211, where you can report the incident to an operator who will connect you to Oregon Department of Agriculture. ODA will interview you and decide whether or not to conduct an investigation. Check out this document, “Coordinating Oregon’s Response to Pesticide Incidents”, to learn more about their work.
Links to Resources
“Research and Resources on the Negative Effects of Pesticide and Aerial Spray” A synthesis of current research, followed by a list of references.
Oregon Forest Voices The stories of communities and people standing up to Oregon’s destructive logging rules.
Beyond Toxics Leadership for a Clean and Just Oregon
Archive of Aerial Spray articles in the Oregonian
“Drift: A Community Seeking Justice“
“Timber’s Cover-Up: The Truth About Oregon Forests“