Opinion: The perils of cutting public out of post-fire forest decisions


by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, August 28, 2021. Ever since 2020’s wildfires cooled, we’ve been taking calls from community members alarmed at the amount of … Continue reading Opinion: The perils of cutting public out of post-fire forest decisions

Local environmental group warns of lawsuit over BLM salvage harvest


By Adam Duvernay (RG Reporter)Originally published in The Register-Guard, August 15 A number of environmental groups have warned the Bureau of Land Management they intend to sue if changes aren’t made to … Continue reading Local environmental group warns of lawsuit over BLM salvage harvest

Environmental groups sue over post-wildfire roadside logging plans


By Cassandra Profita (OPB)Originally published on OPB, Aug. 19, 2021 5:43 p.m. Lawsuit challenges plans to remove ‘danger’ trees along 400 miles of roads in Willamette National Forest Conservation groups … Continue reading Environmental groups sue over post-wildfire roadside logging plans

LTE: Forward-thinking conservation


Originally published in The Register-Guard, Letters to the EditorAugust 1, 2021 Recently, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission delivered a commonsense vote reclassifying the marbled murrelet from “threatened” to “endangered” … Continue reading LTE: Forward-thinking conservation

Opinion: Protecting Cascadia’s forests is our greatest climate solution


by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, June 26, 2021. Let’s talk “proforestation.” Coined by scientist William Moomaw, this term describes letting older forests do their natural … Continue reading Opinion: Protecting Cascadia’s forests is our greatest climate solution

BLM approves 910-acre salvage harvest in Holiday Farm Fire area


by Adam Duvernay | The Register-GuardOriginally published June 3, 2021 The Bureau of Land Management has decided it will harvest trees from inside 910 acres scorched by the Holiday Farm … Continue reading BLM approves 910-acre salvage harvest in Holiday Farm Fire area

Opinion: Oregon Department of Transportation is a hazard to Oregon’s wildfire recovery


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, May 22, 2021. On April 29, The Oregonian published an article wherein Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Andersen dismissed community concern … Continue reading Opinion: Oregon Department of Transportation is a hazard to Oregon’s wildfire recovery

Flattening a Forest


Retired forestry professors, an environmental group and a lawmaker speak out on a proposed logging of mature forestland by Henry HoustonOriginally published in Eugene Weekly, May 13, 2021 During a … Continue reading Flattening a Forest