Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2014   Contacts: Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild  –  sp@oregonwild.org  –  (503) 283-6343, ext. 211 Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands  –  francis@cascwild.org  –  (541) 643-1309 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild  –  dh@oregonwild.org  –  (541) 344-0675   Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged Conservationists go to court to stop controversial clearcutting plan in White Castle forest; century-old trees on chopping block … Continue reading Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged

Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest

by Alaska Legal Director Gabe Scott [updated 9/8] TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA— Lots to report from our ground-truthing trek last week into Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. We spent a week on Wrangell, Revilla and Prince of Wales Islands with colleagues investigating proposed and active old-growth logging projects. This was a trip to the edge of the cresting … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest

Elliott State Forest: More Information and Actions

TAKE ACTION NOW and help us stop the Land Board from selling the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company.   The Land Board has one proposal in front of it, from a private company, that would privitize the Elliott. The Governor has proposed a plan that would utilize up to $100 million in public bonds. Treasurer … Continue reading Elliott State Forest: More Information and Actions

Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines

By Bob Ferris   Before I even thought about wolf and bear advocacy, I worked on deer (at right).  In those pre-wolf times I fully immersed myself in all things Wallmo, was the first through the gate of Clover traps and pioneered some tranquilizer dart capture techniques for black tailed deer. Some of this is rusty … Continue reading Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines

Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War

E&E News by Phil Taylor ROSEBURG, Ore. — On a mist-veiled mountain in western Oregon, pink ribbons mark Douglas fir trees that federal officials hope will revive the area's teetering timber industry and potentially spark a biological renaissance. The Bureau of Land Management this summer plans to begin selling more than 8 million board feet … Continue reading Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War