Press Release: Eugene City Council Hears Overwhelming Support for Healthy Homes Policy


For immediate releaseNovember 22, 2002 Contact:Bethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923Noah Rott, Sierra Club Eugene, OR — Over 100 community members rallied ahead of a Eugene City Council hearing last night … Continue reading Press Release: Eugene City Council Hears Overwhelming Support for Healthy Homes Policy

Press Release: Forest Advocates Knock out Massive Trump Post-fire Logging Loophole


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 10, 2022 Contacts:Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182George Sexton, Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild), 541-778-8120 This month, conservation groups finalized … Continue reading Press Release: Forest Advocates Knock out Massive Trump Post-fire Logging Loophole

Press Release: Over 100 “Kayaktivists” and Community Members Protest Old-Growth Logging


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October 8, 2022

Leaburg, OREGON — Today, a “kayaktivist” flotilla of over 100 concerned community members rallied on the McKenzie River to protest an old-growth logging sale in the Willamette National Forest. The Flat Country project, proposed by the U.S. Forest Service, targets over 2,000 acres of old-growth and mature forests for logging across the headwaters of the McKenzie River. The agency could auction the old growth to be cut at any moment.   Attendees held up signs from boats and kayaks, and unfurled a large banner declaring “Forest Defense is Watershed Defense”, to draw attention to the logging sale’s impact on downstream drinking water.

Press Release: Court Rules Logging Project Violates Endangered Species Act


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October 4, 2022

Late Friday, a judge in the District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) justification for Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) timber sales totaling nearly 18,000 acres including in old growth forest violated the Endangered Species Act. The judge ruled against the Service’s claim that old-growth logging in the Poor Windy and Evans Creek timber sales on 15,848 acres of threatened northern spotted owl habitat would not harm the imperiled bird species.

Opinion: Electrify Your Home to Benefit the Climate, Your Health and Your Wallet


by Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director for Cascadia Wildlands
Originally published in The Register-Guard, October 2, 2022.

If you are feeling helplessness about the state of the world, it’s understandable. In the past few weeks alone we have witnessed large swaths of Oregon blanketed by toxic air pollution yet again, hurricane Fiona leaving Puerto Rico without electricity and the Dominican Republic without drinkable water, one third of Pakistan still submerged by flood waters, four million people in Japan under evacuation and Alaska experiencing unprecedented flooding because of typhoons.

Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Coast Range Logging Plan 


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September 8, 2022

Eugene, OR — Today, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) Siuslaw Field Office’s plan to log 13,225 acres of public forests in the coast range foothills west of Eugene. The agency’s Siuslaw HLB (“Harvest Land Base”) Project will clearcut these mature and old-growth forests that border many communities and residences west of Eugene. The BLM admits that this logging will increase fire hazard risks, slope instability and landslide risks, and drinking water contamination for these communities, but dismissed concerns raised about these impacts as insignificant.