LEGAL VICTORY: Oregon to Regulate Humboldt Marten Trapping!


Legal Victory: Oregon Must Update Coastal Marten Trapping Regulations Before Next Season PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to issue new regulations addressing the trapping of critically imperiled Humboldt martens in Oregon’s coastal forests. The regulations … Continue reading LEGAL VICTORY: Oregon to Regulate Humboldt Marten Trapping!

Oregon Sued for Humboldt Marten Trapping


For Immediate Release, December 19, 2018 Oregon Sued for Not Stopping Coastal Marten Trapping State’s Last Two Populations of Cat-like Carnivores at Risk of Local Extinction PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands sued the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today for failing to ban the trapping of imperiled Humboldt martens … Continue reading Oregon Sued for Humboldt Marten Trapping

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