For Immediate Release, November 27, 2019 Contacts: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182, firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, 503-380-9728, email@example.com Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Kruse, lead counsel for plaintiffs, (541) 337-5829 SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Supreme Court today ruled that the sale of 788 acres of forest … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Is Illegal
Cascadia Wildlands, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon Wild, and Soda Mountain Wilderness Council have filed suit to stop a 9,000-acre timber project in Southern Oregon that will allow logging in threatened spotted owl habitat contrary to federal laws. The project will occur next to the treasured Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, further degrading surrounding forests. The North Landscape … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Challenge Enormous North Landscape Timber Sale
Federal Environmental Impact Statement for Jordan Cove LNG remains deficient while required permit approvals still missing. by Damon Motz-Storey, Power Past Fracked Gas Coalition| Nov 15, 2019 | Press Release [WASHINGTON, DC] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Federal Environmental Impact Statement for Jordan Cove LNG remains deficient while required permit approvals still missing
by Gabriel Scott Cascadia’s forests have a mystic aspect. All the things you know, or think that you know, about the forest are nothing as compared with the layers and layers of wonders to be discovered. Sometimes you’ll be hiking along, thinking about one thing, and then— wham!— the landscape hits in some unexpected way and … Continue reading Umpqua Chronicles Vol 3: The Eye of God
While the North Umpqua is the most dramatic, the Umpqua Sweets project would log along many smaller streams. Unit 25-2-31B, just up the Rock Creek road from the river, is located along Rock, McComas, and Kelley Creeks just north of Idylide. The road cuts off into a nice little neighborhood there of a handful of homes. … Continue reading Umpqua Chronicles Vol.2 – Into the woods
by Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel Is old growth clearcutting on public lands making a comeback on the North Umpqua River? Thus seems to say the BLM in its latest timber sale announcement, called “Umpqua Sweets.” While BLM’s official announcement is itself so vague and legalistic as to melt into nothing, recent groundtruthing of their proposed logging units … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 1: Down by the Riverside
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, email@example.com Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org Court Rules BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors defeat BLM’s Thurston Hills timber sale Eugene, Or. — On Wednesday, Judge Michael McShane ruled … Continue reading Legal Victory: Thurston Hills Timber Sale Defeated in Court
For Immediate Release, September 16, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, email@example.com Oregon Bans Trapping of Humboldt Martens PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 late Friday to protect Humboldt martens from trapping. Fewer than 200 of the martens survive in the … Continue reading Oregon Adopts Petition; Bans Trapping of Humboldt Martens!
For immediate release August 7, 2019 Court: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections EUGENE, Ore.— An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated Oregon law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon … Continue reading Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!
SALEM, Ore.— Late Wednesday afternoon after hours of deliberation, the Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to accept a petition for rulemaking on coho salmon. The petition was brought by 22 different conservation and fishing groups under a rarely used portion of the Forest Practices Act which requires the Board to consider forest protections on … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging