Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision


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

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Abuse of “Ecological Forestry” on our Public Lands in Western Oregon


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

Cascadia Halts Huge Public Lands Clearcutting Outside Eugene


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

Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court


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

Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene


Press Release For Immediate Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Challenge Largest Eugene BLM Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging the largest clearcut approved on federal land in Lane County in twenty … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene

To BLM: Derbies Should be Cute Little Hats, Not Killing Contests


“This is an incredible opportunity to team up with our [sic] son or daughter during Christmas break and spend some quality time in the gorgeous Salmon, Idaho Country! Some of our objectives are to teach hunting skills, gun safety and wolf disease prevention to our youth and others.” From 2013 promotion materials for the Salmon … Continue reading To BLM: Derbies Should be Cute Little Hats, Not Killing Contests

BLM Announces More Meetings on Resource Management Plan Revision


The Bureau of Land Management will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss potential changes to the Resource Management Plans for BLM forest lands in Western Oregon. These important meeting are billed as opportunities for the public to provide input about their desires and provide feedback on proposal elements.  Please find your city below … Continue reading BLM Announces More Meetings on Resource Management Plan Revision

Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2014   Contacts: Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild  –  sp@oregonwild.org  –  (503) 283-6343, ext. 211 Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands  –  francis@cascwild.org  –  (541) 643-1309 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild  –  dh@oregonwild.org  –  (541) 344-0675   Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged Conservationists go to court to stop controversial clearcutting plan in White Castle forest; century-old trees on chopping block … Continue reading Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged

Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation


by Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard November 26, 2013   U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking to roughly double timber harvests on Western Oregon’s federal forest­ land under a much-­anticipated bill unveiled Tuesday.   Like a plan backed by Ore­gon U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader that passed the House this fall, Wyden’s … Continue reading Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation

Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday


November 26, 2013 For Immediate Release   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, 541.844.8182                Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director, 541.643.1309   Eugene, OR — Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands today expressed disappointment with the O&C forest legislation released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that affects management of over two-million acres of public … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday