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!
For immediate release August 9, 2016 Contacts: Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, email@example.com Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, firstname.lastname@example.org John Kober, Pacific Rivers, 503-915-6677, email@example.com Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, email@example.com Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Birzell, The Wilderness Society, 206-348-3597, email@example.com Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon … Continue reading New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged
by Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director On August 5, the Bureau of Land Management signed a new management plan for western Oregon. Cascadia Wildlands and our conservation allies protested the initial draft of this plan, but the BLM's decision yesterday largely ignored all our points of contention. From a broad perspective, the plan will … Continue reading BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!
For Immediate Release May 16, 2016 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, email@example.com Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, email@example.com Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, 541-689-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490, email@example.com … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon
In the midst of the ridiculous scene unfolding at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, bigger, darker, and more intelligent forces are working to give away our public lands. Our public lands, our National Forests, our Wildlife Refuges, our National Parks, our Wild and Scenic Rivers, these are cherished and revered places across the Northwest. They … Continue reading Stand Up for Public Lands!
Some of our favorite hikes here at Cascadia Wildlands wind through the Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area just southeast of Eugene. Hardesty is one of the closest old-growth, roadless areas you can access from Eugene, and is a favorite of hikers and mountain bikers alike. We have worked for years to safeguard this area for its … Continue reading Mt. June/Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area Threatened with Old-Growth Clearcutting
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 2.6 million acres of public forests in western Oregon and has recently undertaken efforts to revise all of its forest plans. These plans aim to dramatically increase timber harvests by 60% and ressurect the archaic practices of clearcutting older forests. The draft of the proposed plan … Continue reading Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision
By Nick Cady, Legal Director The conservation community in the Northwest was incredibly excited by Cascadia’s legal victory over the White Castle timber sale. Not just because of the couple hundred acres of old growth forest that were saved from clearcutting, but because of the potentially important precedent the case set concerning logging old … Continue reading Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Abuse of “Ecological Forestry” on our Public Lands in Western Oregon
Press Release For Immediate Release March 23, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Halt Public Lands Clearcutting Outside of Eugene BLM Pulls Decision After Lawsuit for Largest Lane Co Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Public opposition and a legal challenge from Cascadia … Continue reading Cascadia Halts Huge Public Lands Clearcutting Outside Eugene
Press Release: March 17, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Judge Rejects "Eco-Forestry" Clearcutting on O&C Lands Controversial "variable retention regeneration harvest" clearcuts in White Castle timber sale declared illegal; conservationists win on all counts. A US District Court judge has ruled in favor of conservation groups Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands in … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court