Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer.Originally published in The Register-Guard, Nov. 28, 2020. In Eugene, the home of the tree-hugger, a new kind of climate denial is taking shape — climate deferral. In 2010, the city of Eugene released its first Community Climate and Energy Action Plan, calling for a reduction of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral

Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment


By Monica Samayoa (OPB)Article published by OPB, Oct. 21, 2020 6:38 a.m. Several Oregon environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday over its use of tear gas to control crowds during Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, alleges that the Department of Homeland Security violated the … Continue reading Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment

Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Oct. 24, 2020. People often ask why it is that the timber industry and environmentalists cannot seem to agree on anything. I would respond by saying that there is one thing that we do see eye-to-eye on: Our forests, and the way that they are managed, … Continue reading Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business

Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment


For Immediate Release:October 20, 2020 Media Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands; dylan@cascwild.org, 541.531.1858Doug Brown, Communications Strategist, ACLU of Oregon; dbrown@aclu-or.org, 7 34.239.2706 Broad Coalition of Organizations Sue Feds for Use of Chemical Weapons in Portland Portland, OR – With no regard for health or safety, the federal government blatantly violated federal environmental law when … Continue reading Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment

Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Sept. 26, 2020. In the midst of a historic fire season that has left millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead across the West, it is time for our community to start asking some tough questions, especially this one: What is driving the wildfires … Continue reading Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire

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

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!

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

2019 Washington Annual Wolf Report Released!


| April 20, 2020 | The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released its annual wolf report today. The population posted meager overall growth resulting in a total count of 108 wolves up from 97 wolves last year. The number of packs decreased. Oregon posted large population gains this year, indicating that the stagnant growth … Continue reading 2019 Washington Annual Wolf Report Released!

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Mt. Hood Logging


Cascadia Wildlands and our allies Bark and Oregon Wild prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today federal court in a long-running legal battle over the Crystal Clear logging project on the eastern slopes of Mount Hood. The logging project encompassed nearly 12,000 acres of public land in the Mount Hood National Forest, and … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Blocks Mt. Hood Logging