Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles


For immediate release May 16, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675 Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.— Today, three conservation groups challenged the 847-acre Quartz timber sale on the Cottage Grove Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest that targets mature forests. The contested … Continue reading Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles

Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining


For immediate release April 14, 2018 Contact: Gabe Scott, In-House Counsel (907) 491-0856; gscott@cascwild.org Olympia, WA — A milestone for aquatic health was achieved today when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously ordered the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a rulemaking process that would require individual permits for suction dredge mining … Continue reading Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining

Cascade-Siskiyou — A Wonderland at a Biological and Political Crossroads


by Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands Grassroots Organizer Straddling the border of Oregon and California, the beautiful and biologicall unique Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument has received a lot of public attention lately. According to the Monument’s June 2000 establishing proclamation, the land is worthy of protection under the Antiquities Act as an “ecological wonder,” and a unique “biological … Continue reading Cascade-Siskiyou — A Wonderland at a Biological and Political Crossroads

Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Bob Sallinger, 503.380.9728 or bsallinger@audubonportland.org  Josh Laughlin, 541.844.8182 or jlaughlin@cascwild.org  Doug Moore, 503.729.5175 or dmoore@olcv.org    Conservation groups decry vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest  Governor puts forward solid plan to keep 83,000-acre forest public.   Salem, Oregon—February 15, 2017 – A broad coalition of … Continue reading Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest

Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest


Just days before the quarterly meeting of the State Land Board, Governor Brown released a framework for her plan for the Elliott State Forest. Though not an action item on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Land Board meeting, the Board is set to hear an update on the potential sale of the … Continue reading Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest

Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands House Counsel Ready for some good news? Last week our partners at Eyak Preservation Council announced that the major part of Alaska’s Bering River Coalfield, and the old-growth forest on top of it, has been permanently protected!   Several things about this historic victory make it especially sweet. Ecologically it protects … Continue reading Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle

Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest


by Alaska Legal Director Gabe Scott [updated 9/8] TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA— Lots to report from our ground-truthing trek last week into Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. We spent a week on Wrangell, Revilla and Prince of Wales Islands with colleagues investigating proposed and active old-growth logging projects. This was a trip to the edge of the cresting … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest

Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization


by Rod Sando for The Register-Guard June 5, 2016   Defying the will of most Oregonians, our elected leaders in Salem are deep into a process to privatize the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay. More than likely, this treasured rain forest will be snatched up by equity investors looking to maximize revenue, … Continue reading Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization

Press Release: BLM to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon


For Immediate Release April 12, 2016   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands 541-844-8182, jlaughlin@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Conservation & Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org Joseph Vaile, Executive Director, Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org   Bureau of Land Management to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon Clean water, wildlife protections, and recreation suffer … Continue reading Press Release: BLM to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon

Press Release: State of Oregon to Kill Alpha Pair and Two Others in Imnaha Wolf Pack


March 31, 2016 For immediate release Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746; nick@cascwild.org   UPDATE: At 2:49 pm today we received communication from ODFW that the agency lethally removed the four wolves.   Following a series of cattle and sheep depredations in Wallowa County, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon to Kill Alpha Pair and Two Others in Imnaha Wolf Pack