The Coos Bay area has vibrant commercial and recreation fishing industries that rely on a healthy bay. Eelgrass is a critical piece of maintaining healthy water quality and fisheries, and is an important tool to sequester climate pollution. Already, warmer water temperature and dredging has caused a significant decline of eelgrass in Coos Bay.


Coos Bay and the surrounding areas are the traditional territories of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, and Coquille peoples. Rogue Climate is committed to working in partnership with the Tribes and tribal communities in Coos Bay. You can learn more about the Indigenous peoples who have lived around Coos Bay for time immemorial on the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw’s website here and the Coquille Indian Tribe’s website here:


Climate change is already impacting the health, environment, economy, and communities of Coos Bay. Scientific reports show that Coos Bay will continue to experience hotter temperatures, rising sea level, increased intensity of coastal storms, and ocean acidification.


Protecting the Coos Bay estuary is critical for a safe and healthy climate. For over a decade, fossil fuel corporations have attempted to make Coos Bay a hub for fracked gas exports. Rogue Climate supports the growing coastal resistance to fracked gas exports from Coos Bay, along with partners including the Coos Bay Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Coast Range Forest Watch, Citizens for Renewables, and other community members who would be directly impacted by the project

Stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and LNG tankers that impact Coos Bay.

With support and backing from the community, Rogue Climate opened a Coos Bay office in 2019 to continue the work to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and to move forward a just transition to renewable energy. Before opening our Coos Bay office, Rogue Climate supported organizing in Coos County with regular visits from Medford-based staff.



Rogue Climate started organizing in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon and over the years has supported organizing throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, from Roseburg to Redding, and from the Pacific to the crest of the Cascades. More recently, we have crossed the mountains to work in the Klamath Basin, the watersheds of Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River. These regions have been stewarded since time immemorial by many different Tribal Nations.


Climate change is already impacting the health, environment, economy, and communities of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Scientific reports show that our homes are on track to experience hotter temperatures, more extreme wildfires, less snow, more flood events and more frequent droughts.

For more detailed information about the climate impacts of the Rogue and Klamath River Basins, check out these reports from the Geos Institute:


We are building power in communities most impacted by climate change: low income communities, Tribal communities, communities of color, and rural communities. In Southern Oregon there is a large, growing, and vibrant Latino/a/x communities that is…………..(Link to Cafecitos)

In Southern Oregon the connections between economic, transportation, housing, and racial justice are also……… For example, Jackson county has the ________(housing stat) …..Because of those connections, we are committed to working in partnership with other community groups across Oregon and are members of the Rogue Action Center……


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Rogue Climate works in solidarity with many Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples. We encourage you to learn about the rich, diverse cultures of the Tribal Nations that have called the Klamath Siskiyou and South Coast regions home since time immemorial as well as their sovereignty and governments:
We are also committed to working with Indigenous organizations and communities outside of Tribal Governments, including Southern Oregon University Native Student Union, Red Earth Descendants, California Kitchen, Ancestral Guard, and more.
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