Vince Black Joins Gaye Lee Russell at Pints March 4th


We just learned that Vince Black of Black Uhuru fame will be playing bass in the Badass Band while Gaye Lee Russell sings tonight at Pints Gone Wild.  One more reason to show up and celebrate the coming of spring with the Cascadia Wildlands' crowd.  The musical fun starts around 5:30PM and lasts until 7:00PM followed by … Continue reading Vince Black Joins Gaye Lee Russell at Pints March 4th

Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2013 Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet   Eugene, Ore.—March 3 at 1 p.m. A rally will be held in the University of Oregon EMU amphitheater proceeded by a march against the fossil fuel industry. The march is follow-up to the “End All Extraction” march on February 17, since the demands from the … Continue reading Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd

Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen February 21, 2013 The Trapper Timber Sale in the Willamette National Forest just won’t go away, Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands says. “This is a like a low-grade horror movie where the zombie keeps coming back from the grave.” The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is taking comments on the old-growth … Continue reading Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale

Scenic rivers run through it


  Oregon, that is — and Bates' bill would protect some of them from being dredged   February 22, 2013   Medford Mail Tribune   State Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, has introduced a bill that would restrict suction dredge gold mining on some parts of some creeks and rivers in the state. The measure is … Continue reading Scenic rivers run through it

Senate Bill Would Expand Protections for Oregon’s Rivers


February 20, 2013 Rachael McDonald–KLCC   A bill introduced in the legislature by Senator Alan Bates of southern Oregon would expand protections for the state's rivers. It has the support of environmentalists and recreationalists.   Senate Bill 401 expands the number of rivers and bodies of water that are protected as State Scenic Waterways. It … Continue reading Senate Bill Would Expand Protections for Oregon’s Rivers

Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon


For immediate release February 19, 2013   Contact John Ward, Rogue Flyfishers (Medford), 541.482.2859 Frank Armendariz, River Trail Outfitters (Eugene), 541.228.4084   Salem, OR — Local businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, and conservation organizations applaud the recent introduction of Senate Bill 401 by Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford/Ashland) which would protect 30 rivers as State Scenic Waterways in … Continue reading Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon

Wilderness bills — again


Wyden’s chairmanship could help win approval February 16, 2013   The Register-Guard In a move reminiscent of the movie “Groundhog Day,” Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a flurry of wilderness bills this week that were nearly identical to measures introduced in the last session. And the one before that. And the one … Continue reading Wilderness bills — again

Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 844-8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild (503) 283-6343, ext. 202 Pete Wallstrom, Momentum River Expeditions (541) 488-2525 Portland, Oregon   –   A coalition of Oregon conservation organizations is applauding efforts by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to re-introduce a package of protections for several natural … Continue reading Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures

Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Play Pints March 4th


For immediate release February 13, 2013 Contact Gaye Lee Russell 541-844-1212 glrcaleb@yahoo.com Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands 541-434-1463  jlaughlin@cascwild.org   Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Perform for Cascadia Wildlands’ Pints Gone Wild! Benefit At Ninkasi Brewing Co. on March 4             Eugene, OR — Eugene’s own Gaye Lee … Continue reading Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Play Pints March 4th