Press Release: 9th Circuit Voids Old-Growth Timber Sales on the Tongass


For immediate release November 29, 2018 Contacts: Larry Edwards, Greenpeace 907-752-7557, ledwards@greenpeace.org Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands 907-491-0856, gscott@cascwild.org Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center 503-227-2212, oliver@crag.org ANCHORAGE – A unanimous verdict of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated four U.S. Forest Service (USFS) logging projects in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national … Continue reading Press Release: 9th Circuit Voids Old-Growth Timber Sales on the Tongass

Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing


by Nick Cady, Legal Director On November 7, 2018, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) authorized the killing of wolves in the Smackout pack in Stevens County and ordered the complete elimination of the Togo pack in Ferry County. Department staff are still actively trying to kill the last adult and pup in … Continue reading Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing

Timber Mandates Recklessly Ignore Common Interest


From Register-Guard, October 11 2018 By Dylan Plummer The “Pedal Power” timber sale is yet another example of destructive forest management on our nearby public lands being justified by Bureau of Land Management because of the increased timber quotas imposed on the agency. The sale will result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clear-cutting) of … Continue reading Timber Mandates Recklessly Ignore Common Interest

Highway 46 Timber Sale


Highway 46 Project — Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District About the sale: This timber sale is  located about six miles east of the town of Detroit, Oregon, within over 4,000 acres of forest surrounding the Breitenbush hot springs resort. The sale includes commercial thinning, fuels reduction, and clearcut-style management practices. Our concerns: Much of … Continue reading Highway 46 Timber Sale

Flat Country Timber Sale


Flat Country — Willamette National Forest, McKenzie Ranger District About the sale: This sale proposes 5,001 acres of logging off Hwy 126, approximately 8 miles east of the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. The proposal includes 1,000 acres of “regeneration harvest” (essentially clearcut) and various methods of commercial thinning in forest stands ranging from 40 to … Continue reading Flat Country Timber Sale

Federal Timber Sale Challenges


Below is a sample of some of our recent timber sale challenges. We will update this list periodically! Lower Grave Timber Sale: The Lower Grave timber sale is a Medford District Bureau of Land Management sale targeting old-growth forests near the Rogue River in southern Oregon. The sale targets old-growth forests inhabited by the northern … Continue reading Federal Timber Sale Challenges

Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee


For immediate release October 2, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Washington, DC — This morning, on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The legislation … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee

Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining


For immediate release September 12, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Pete Frost, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-3238, frost@westernlaw.org Stacey Detwiler, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 488-9831, stacey@rogueriverkeeper.org Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org PORTLAND, Ore.— This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Oregon law restricting motorized gold … Continue reading Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining