Teardrop Lakes, Deschutes National Forest (James Johnston)

One of Cascadia Wildlands' primary goals: protect all remaining ancient forests in the region. Forever.

Less than 20% of our region's native forests (forests that haven't been logged) remain standing. Most forests have been clearcut and replaced with industrial tree farms. This conversion has created a regional wildlife extinction crisis. Spotted owls continue to plummet by 4% each year. Salmon are returning to spawn at record lows, causing fishery closures.
Our strategies for protecting threatened forests include grassroots organizing, public education, strategic litigation, monitoring, media outreach, and political advocacy. We carefully select timber sales to target based on ecological values, community significance, broad policy implications, and legal precedents to be set.  For more information click here.