Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River


June 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (314) 482-3746 Medford BLM Old-Growth Timber Sale Faces Legal Challenge Groups Oppose the Government Returning to Old-Growth Logging Today a coalition of conservation organizations representing tens of thousands of Oregonians filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to halt the … Continue reading Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River

Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon


For Immediate Release  May 16, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, ttrue@earthjustice.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, brown@westernlaw.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org   Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, 541-689-2000, fish1ifr@aol.com Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490, sholmer@abcbirds.org … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon

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

White Castle in the News


by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press   A timber project aimed at testing new harvesting strategies on federal forests was rejected by a federal judge. A federal judge has overturned the approval of a timber project that environmentalists claim is a “test case” for increased logging of mature forests.   The White Castle project calls for … Continue reading White Castle in the News

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

Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield


The Register-Guard by Diane Dietz January 16, 2015   A pair of environmental groups filed suit in U.S. District Court on Thursday to halt a series of clear-cut-style timber harvests totaling 259 acres on federal land along Shotgun Creek, about 25 miles north of Springfield.   Seneca Sawmill Co. in ­Eugene bought the timber for … Continue reading Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield

Observations from the BLM’s Buck Rising Timber Sale Field Tour


By Rory Isbell, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern   Fellow intern Rance and I recently joined Cascadia Wildlands’ Conservation Director Francis Eatherington on a public tour of the Buck Rising timber sale on BLM land east of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.  The tour was organized by the BLM Roseburg District office in order to demonstrate the results … Continue reading Observations from the BLM’s Buck Rising Timber Sale Field Tour

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

Storming the Castle


By Bob Ferris   There is a particularly memorable scene in the movie the Princess Bride where actors Billy Crystal and Carol Kane huddle together and say: Have fun storming the castle.  And Cascadia Wildlands and our partners are doing just that, we are marshalling our resources and legal arguments to “storm the castle.”  But … Continue reading Storming the Castle

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