Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands


Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporters, Bushwacking through head-high ferns to find the elusive Devil’s Staircase waterfall. Watching salmon thrash upstream to their natal grounds. Hearing the pre-dawn keer of the marbled murrelet high in the canopy. Knowing wolves are reclaiming their rightful place back in Cascadia. Educating and empowering communities to confront power imbalances. These are … Continue reading Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands

Deja Vu, the Corrupt Bastards Club, and the Fabled Tongass National Forest


by Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Rep.   Do you ever get the feeling you’re running in circles?   That sense of déjà vu has been strong with me lately as we do legal battle over the Big Thorne and other massive old-growth timber sales in Southeast Alaska’s rainforest.   For all the progress we’ve made … Continue reading Deja Vu, the Corrupt Bastards Club, and the Fabled Tongass National Forest

Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale (Excerpt)


Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale   By Maria L. La Ganga Los Angeles Times August 29, 2015   Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in … Continue reading Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale (Excerpt)

Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip


By Bob Ferris   I grew to semi-adulthood in the 1960s deep in the shadow of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane-energized Bay Area. How deep?  Well Santana played as a backup band at a dance at my high school during my sophomore year.  It also means that Haight-Ashbury was a real place for me … Continue reading Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip

Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass


By Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Director CORDOVA, AK—Big plans are in the works on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest. It seems everyone has some grand scheme in mind for the largest remaining old-growth forest in the country. The Forest Service is planning huge new timber sales, which they say will bridge the gap … Continue reading Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass

Crony Capitalism on the Tongass


by Gabe Scott Where is the Tea Party when we need them? I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with two thick Environmental Impact Statements — for the Tonka Timber Sale, and the Big Thorne Timber Sale — out of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. These fellas are a blast from the past, a nostalgic … Continue reading Crony Capitalism on the Tongass