Press release: U.S. House of Representatives passes Oregon Wildlands Act and other public lands bills


Devil’s Staircase, Molalla, lower Rogue, Chetco, Elk among wildlands and waterways to receive permanent protection Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182 Eugene, OR (February 26, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a sweeping public lands package that mirrors the version approved by the U.S. Senate (S. 47) on February 12. Included in … Continue reading Press release: U.S. House of Representatives passes Oregon Wildlands Act and other public lands bills

Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!


Lawsuit Says BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors challenge the Pedal Power timber sale in the Thurston Hills February 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Eugene — Today, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild filed a lawsuit … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!

Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon


Measures part of public lands package will designate wilderness and wild and scenic rivers in Oregon and to honor legendary stewards of the North Umpqua River Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers, 503-307-1137 Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company, 541-399-6442 Eugene, OR (February 12, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a public lands … Continue reading Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon

Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!


Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection Judge Finds No Merit in Pacific Legal Foundation, Rancher Challenge SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association and … Continue reading Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!

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

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

Press Release: Wolf Pups Documented Near Iconic Mt. Hood


For immediate release August 29, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today that a recently documented pair of wolves on the Warm Springs Reservation in Wasco County had at least two pups this year. The White River Pack pups are the first documented in the northern … Continue reading Press Release: Wolf Pups Documented Near Iconic Mt. Hood