Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, challenged the Goose timber sale which involves extensive logging around the town of McKenzie Bridge. The controversial project involves mature forest clearcutting, extensive logging in riparian areas which feed the McKenzie River, and logging and road building within the Lookout Mountain potential wilderness.
This lawsuit falls on the heels of months of passionate opposition by members of the local community that have collected nearly 5,000 signatures opposing the project. While there are some restorative components to the Goose project which were supported by Cascadia, the project area is within the renowned McKenzie River basin that has been previously devastated by logging. There are plenty of revenue generating, restorative efforts the Forest Service could be taking instead of pushing controversial mature forest logging.
VICTORY! On March 26th, the District Court of Oregon ruled in our favor, ordering the Forest Service to conduct a more thorough environmental analysis and bring local affected land owners into the process. Cascadia is so proud to have helped the citizens of McKenzie Bridge who called upon us to protect their rural community from irreponsible federal logging. We could not have done it without their help and support.