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; maps and more coming soon!
FERNS – Where is spraying happening near me?
You can subscribe to be notified by the Oregon Department of Forestry of any spray operations happening near you. Visit their FERNS (Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System) website to sign up. Once you register, you can specify an area (your home) and activity (fungicide, herbicide, and insecticide application). The FERNS user manual provides helpful information about navigation the site, or attend one of our workshops for more information on how to use this tool. Always feel free to contact us with questions!
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