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BEYOND TOXICS

Project Eleven Hundred's Oregon Partner

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Beyond Toxics is an Oregon environmental protection and social justice organization that works with community leaders in working class and communities of color to connect them with local and statewide policy advocacy campaigns to end exposures to pesticides and toxic chemicals. Amid climate change, Beyond Toxics works to ensure a just transition and regenerative economy with full access to renewable energy, clean air and water, valued jobs and healthy living environments. An environment safe for  native bees is an example of a healthy living environment that is safe for people, wildlife and food growing.
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Lisa Arkin
Beyond Toxics Executive Director
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Jennifer Eisele

Pesticide Program Manager

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“Our food security is closely intertwined with the health and vitality of the planet's pollinators, which are, in turn, dependent on healthy ecosystems.”
- Beyond Toxics



Photo: Krystal Abrams, Regenerative Ecosystems Manager, examines a bee during a Spring 2020 survey of the Wilamut Natural Area, on the banks of the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon.
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Oregon: Apiary Permits vs. Endangered, Threatened,
and Sensitive Plant 
and Pollinator Species

Each Forest, Ranger District, and BLM Field Office is home to native bees and native plants that are struggling to maintain their presence on the land. Permits for honey bee apiaries only increase the likelihood of loss of these native bees and native plants.
Maps by Josh O'Brien; Data Sources US Forest Service,  Bureau of Land Management, and NatureServe.
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Apiary Permits Coming Soon

A map of apiary permits on

BLM and FS lands in Oregon. 

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BLM
Coming Soon

BLM endangered, threatened,

or sensitive bees and plants that are

likely pollinated by bees.

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USFS
Coming Soon

USFS endangered, threatened,

or sensitive bees and plants that are

likely pollinated by bees.

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BLM Contacts
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Forest Service Contacts
Oregon-Colorado Plateau Connections

Western bumble bee in Oregon


Beyond Toxics in Oregon and Project Eleven Hundred on the Colorado Plateau are both standing up for the colorful western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis). Once one of the most common bumble bees in the western U.S., western bumble bee populations have tumbled in recent decades. Their decline has been particularly steep in western Oregon, western Washington, and California. One of the threats to western bumble bee is pesticides – the use of which is a particular focus of Beyond Toxics advocacy work. Another threat is non-native honey bees – who both transmit the fungal disease Nosema to bumble bees and compete with the western bumble bee for nectar and pollen. Project Eleven Hundred is fortunate in having Beyond Toxics as a partner who is working to reduce pesticide use as well as joining in the Project Eleven Hundred effort to end permitting of apiaries on national forests and BLM lands in Oregon.


Photo: Jeff Harding
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