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

Bureau of Land Management: Four December Plan Revision Meetings Scheduled for Oregon


The Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon is scheduling a series of what they are calling “Community Listening Sessions.”  The stated goal of these sessions is to: 1) update the public on the plan revision progress and 2) hear the public’s thoughts on key issues like timber production and forest management, endangered species conservation … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management: Four December Plan Revision Meetings Scheduled for Oregon

I Am Not Bald… I Just Have a Variable Retention Haircut


By Bob Ferris I am a bald man.  I have been bald so long that my mother once laughed and then said:  You know, I cannot remember what you looked like with hair.  (Thanks, Mom) Therefore, there was a time in my life when I had to deal with the age-old question of whether or … Continue reading I Am Not Bald… I Just Have a Variable Retention Haircut

O&C Forest Debate Packs Public Library


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen More than two million acres of public forests, a checkered history, and federal and state laws confusingly mixed with county funding means that the current O&C lands logging proposal can be hard to wrap your mind around. About 150 people came to the downtown Eugene Public Library Aug. 26 to … Continue reading O&C Forest Debate Packs Public Library

Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 
 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild (541) 344-0675; 
dh@oregonwild.org          Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands
 (541) 434-1463; francis@cascwild.org
 Roseburg, Oregon  —  Conservation groups today filed an administrative challenge to the proposed clearcutting of more than 100 acres of mature forests and spotted owl critical habitat on public lands near … Continue reading Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project