BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield


For Immediate Release 5/18/2020 Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands, (727) 432-5767, sam@cascwild.org Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Thurston Hills Timber Sale Moves Forward in Midst of Global Health Crisis Despite Community Opposition Springfield, OR – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made a … Continue reading BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield

FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19


By Gabe Scott Cascadia Wildlands In-house Counsel We’ve been keeping our eyes on the forests during the Pandemic. The crisis and response is revealing hidden priorities, shifting alliances, and revealing inequities. The public land agencies, the Forest Service and BLM, and the State governments, have been closing recreation, canceling restoration, and moving forward with logging … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19

Umpqua Sweets


BACKGROUND The Umpqua Sweets project is located on BLM checkerboard forestlands just west of the Umpqua National Forest on highway 38.  There is one unit directly along the North Umpqua River, and many up Bob, Rock, Honey and Susan Creeks. The sale proposes “regeneration harvest” (aka clearcut-style logging) on all of these forest stands. OUR CONCERNS Of … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets

Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Challenge Enormous North Landscape Timber Sale


Cascadia Wildlands, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon Wild, and Soda Mountain Wilderness Council have filed suit to stop a 9,000-acre timber project in Southern Oregon that will allow logging in threatened spotted owl habitat contrary to federal laws. The project will occur next to the treasured Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, further degrading surrounding forests. The North Landscape … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Challenge Enormous North Landscape Timber Sale

Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 4 – Community


by Gabe Scott, In-house Counsel November 5, 2019 It is a lot of fun to be part of a movement. A phenomenal community of people have been coming together in the forests of the BLM’s Umpqua Sweets timber project. This past weekend I joined a group of Roseburg locals for a hike organized by Instagram artist … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 4 – Community

Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 1: Down by the Riverside


by Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel Is old growth clearcutting on public lands making a comeback on the North Umpqua River? Thus seems to say the BLM in its latest timber sale announcement, called “Umpqua Sweets.” While BLM’s official announcement is itself so vague and legalistic as to melt into nothing, recent groundtruthing of their proposed logging units … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 1: Down by the Riverside

Legal Victory: Thurston Hills Timber Sale Defeated in Court


For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org   Court Rules BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors defeat BLM’s Thurston Hills timber sale Eugene, Or. — On Wednesday, Judge Michael McShane ruled … Continue reading Legal Victory: Thurston Hills Timber Sale Defeated in Court