Trump Administration Pushing Through Environmental Rollbacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gene McCarthy Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 It can be exhausting keeping up with the constant barrage of unfortunate news covering the current administration’s breakneck efforts to remove environmental safeguards. Unfortunately, the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic have been no exception. … Continue reading BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws
For Immediate Release May 18, 2020 Contact Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands, (727) 432-5767, firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, email@example.com 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 … Continue reading Press Release: BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield
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
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Watch “Voices from the Umpqua” Now BACKGROUND The Umpqua Sweets timber sale proposes to log 2,000 acres of public forest on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land above the famed North Umpqua River on Highway 138. There is one logging unit directly along the river, and many up Bob, Rock, Honey and Susan Creeks. The … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets 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
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
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
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, email@example.com 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
The local Bureau of Land Management is fixin’ to sell parcels within the Shotgun Creek recreation area to timber barons who plan to clearcut in our backyard forest. On September 12th, the BLM will auction off the first two parcels within the Shotcash timber sale, a clearcut logging proposal planned for the Shotgun Creek Recreation … Continue reading Round-Up at the Shotcash Auction!