Strummin’ it at Northwest String Summit


by Renee Seacor and Mari Galloway, Cascadia Wildlands Summer Legal Interns July 25, 2018 As Cascadia Wildlands’ summer legal interns, we had the opportunity to table at the 17th annual Northwest String Summit! Overall, the weekend was a great success! We were able to listen to some incredibly talented musicians, paint the faces of some … Continue reading Strummin’ it at Northwest String Summit

A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal


by Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands’ Grassroots Organizer August 2, 2018 On a spotless, windy morning on July 1, over 50 concerned citizens gathered around a boat launch on the North Spit of Coos Bay to explore the place that would be most impacted by the construction of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export … Continue reading A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

When Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Lost its Marbles


by Mari Galloway and Renee Seacor After our first week on the job at Cascadia Wildlands, we took a road-trip to Baker City to attend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (“ODFW”) Commission hearing. With caffeinated beverages in hand, we left early in the morning so we could site-see along the way. We took … Continue reading When Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Lost its Marbles

“Let the Big Trees Alone. Let Them Grow”


 A Report on the Board of Forestry Meeting, 25 April 2018 By Will Watson, WildCAT Volunteer. Last month, Cascadia Wildland’s staff attorney, Gabe Scott, and volunteers John Selove and I travelled up to Salem to a meeting of the Oregon State Board of Forestry. The BOF is the executive board of the Oregon Department of … Continue reading “Let the Big Trees Alone. Let Them Grow”

Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua


by Gabe Scott, In-house Counsel Lone Rock Timber and BLM, shame on you. In what looks like a classic timber grab, Lone Rock Timber has demanded rights to log a swath of huge old-growth trees on public, BLM land. Claiming they need a road to access a part of one of their active clearcuts, Lone … Continue reading Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua

Putting Fracked Gas Infrastructure on Kate Brown’s Agenda


The third resurrection of the zombie pipeline is upon us. Like the premise for an 80s horror film, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal slated for southwest Oregon makes little sense, yet it just won’t seem to be forgotten.   First proposed in 2004, the 232-mile Pacific Connector LNG pipeline and accompanying Jordan Cove liquified … Continue reading Putting Fracked Gas Infrastructure on Kate Brown’s Agenda

Cascade-Siskiyou — A Wonderland at a Biological and Political Crossroads


by Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands Grassroots Organizer Straddling the border of Oregon and California, the beautiful and biologicall unique Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument has received a lot of public attention lately. According to the Monument’s June 2000 establishing proclamation, the land is worthy of protection under the Antiquities Act as an “ecological wonder,” and a unique “biological … Continue reading Cascade-Siskiyou — A Wonderland at a Biological and Political Crossroads

The Deja Vu of Killing Wolves


Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it would shoot up to four wolves in the Harl Butte pack. Again. In August, following conflicts between wolves and livestock in the same area, the Department killed another four wolves from the same pack.

On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel   I’m sitting in the Drake Peak fire lookout tower in Oregon's Fremont-Winema National Forest for a long weekend with my young kids, taking in the wind-swept views while they explore the mountain, and watching a forest fire burn. As the sun sets it makes Mount Shasta glow … Continue reading On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout