Oregon's state government is largely under the influence of big campaign money. Corporate interests dominate the legislature and it's willingness to protect our watersheds. The timber industry is the largest source of watershed degradation in the state. Efforts to improve their logging practices to decrease watershed damage are continually rebuffed by the legislature. This watershed bill of rights is based in promoting local democracy and our right on a local level to protect our watersheds when the state legislature won't. It affirms our right to protect nature's right to flourish, regenerate and naturally evolve in Lane County.