Cascadia Wildlands Seeks a Wildlands Director


Based in Eugene, OregonFull time — $50,000-$55,000/yearReports to Legal DirectorApplication deadline: September 30, 2020Start date: November 1, 2020 or sooner ABOUT CASCADIA WILDLANDSCascadia Wildlands is a 22-year-old, non-profit conservation organization that works to defend and restore Cascadia’s wild ecosystems in the forests, in the courts, and in the streets. Cascadia Wildlands envisions vast old-growth forests, rivers … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Seeks a Wildlands Director

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Petitioned to End Beaver Trapping and Hunting on Federal Land


For Immediate Release, September 10, 2020 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org PORTLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a petition today asking the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to permanently close commercial and recreational beaver trapping and hunting on the state’s federally managed public lands and the waters that flow through them. Beavers are Oregon’s … Continue reading Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Petitioned to End Beaver Trapping and Hunting on Federal Land

Take Action: Demand that ODF Do Better!


Did you know that the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) oversees 10 million acres of some of the most magnificent forests in the world? These forests filter our drinking water and store more carbon than nearly any other living ecosystem. They help our planet adapt to the changing climate. Unfortunately, ODF’s current leadership is skirting … Continue reading Take Action: Demand that ODF Do Better!

Victory for Washington Wolves, Governor Inslee Grants Petition for Enforceable Protections!


For Immediate Release, September 4, 2020 Contact:       Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Gov. Inslee Orders Rework of Washington’s Wolf-killing Policies New Directive Reverses State’s Previous Rejection of Petition by Wolf Advocates SEATTLE— In a win for wolf advocates, Gov. Jay Inslee directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today to draft new rules governing … Continue reading Victory for Washington Wolves, Governor Inslee Grants Petition for Enforceable Protections!

New Video! “Voices from the Umpqua”


We will not let the Roseburg BLM clearcut along the North Umpqua without a fight! But don’t listen to us, listen to the folks that stand to be the most impacted by this logging. Watch our new short video about the Umpqua Sweets old-growth timber sale. Many thanks to all involved! Made in collaboration with … Continue reading New Video! “Voices from the Umpqua”

Press Release: Legal Action Taken to Halt Thurston Hills Logging in Springfield, OR


For Immediate ReleaseAugust 17, 2020 ContactNick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314.482.3746, nick@cascwild.orgDoug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org  Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild File Legal Challenge Against the Thurston Hills Timber SaleLitigation comes as BLM refuses to alter timber sale despite Court rebuke for wildfire risk and logging proposed trail system Springfield, OR | — In the midst … Continue reading Press Release: Legal Action Taken to Halt Thurston Hills Logging in Springfield, OR

BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws


Trump Administration Pushing Through Environmental Rollbacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gene McCarthy Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 It can be exhausting keeping up with the constant barrage of unfortunate news covering the current administration’s breakneck efforts to remove environmental safeguards. Unfortunately, the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic have been no exception. … Continue reading BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws

FIELD REPORT / BLOG: Quartzville-Middle Santiam Old-Growth on the Chopping Block


Proposed Quartzville-Middle Santiam (QMS) Timber Sale Project: Field Check Trip, July 2020 by Chelsea Stewart-Fusek Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 On a gorgeous day earlier this month, the Willamette Valley Broadband of Great Old Broads for Wilderness joined the Cascadia Wildlands field checking team to survey some of the units in the QMS timber … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: Quartzville-Middle Santiam Old-Growth on the Chopping Block

INTERN-al VIEW: No Longer the “Beaver State”- The Quest to Protect Oregon’s Beavers


by Chelsea Stewart-Fusek Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is a primarily nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent that is known as an ecosystem engineer because its dam-building behavior drastically changes the habitat in which it lives. Beavers are also considered a keystone species because their removal has far-reaching impacts on other … Continue reading INTERN-al VIEW: No Longer the “Beaver State”- The Quest to Protect Oregon’s Beavers

Guest View: Beavers and the Twisting of Sustainability


Opinion piece in the Register Guard from Ernie Niemi. Learn more about the benefits of beavers in Cascadia. By Ernie Niemi If somebody says they’re using Oregon’s natural resources in a sustainable manner, that’s good, right? Not always. Some folks use the word as a deceptive cover for activities that actually aren’t sustainable. When they do, … Continue reading Guest View: Beavers and the Twisting of Sustainability