U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 CONTACTS Gabe Scott | Cascadia Wildlands | gscott@cascwild.org | (907) 491-0856 Tom Waldo | Earthjustice | twaldo@earthjustice.org | (907) 500‐7123 Niel Lawrence | Natural Resources Defense Council | nlawrence@nrdc.org | (360) 534‐9900 Buck Lindekugel | Southeast Alaska Conservation Council | buck@seacc.org | (907) 586‐6942 Catalina Tresky | Defenders of … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections

FERC Denies Jordan Cove LNG Permit! Major Victory for Oregon


Friday, March 11, 2016: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) laid out a major victory today for Oregon communities, wildlife, waterways, and wildlands, when they DENIED the plans to construct a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Pipeline through the state of Oregon, and also denied the plans for its associated Jordan Cove export terminal out of … Continue reading FERC Denies Jordan Cove LNG Permit! Major Victory for Oregon

Stand Up for Public Lands!


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!

Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale


For Immediate Release October 12, 2015   Contact: Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856, gscott@cascwild.org Becky Knight , GSACC, (907) 772-9391, bknight15@hotmail.com Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, (503) 227-2212, oliver@crag.org Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, ledwards@greenpeace.org Randy Spivak, Center for Biological Diversity, (310) 779-4894, rspivak@biologicaldiversity.org Patricia O'Brien AWA-SE chapter, (907) 789-9405, patriciaobrien@gci.net   PETERSBURG, Alaska … Continue reading Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale

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

Appeals Court Affirms Roadless Protections on Tongass


E&E by Phil Taylor Thursday, July 30, 2015   By the thinnest of margins, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday ruled to reinstate roadless protections on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, marking a major victory for conservationists and tourism companies fighting to protect the temperate rainforest from new logging and a defeat … Continue reading Appeals Court Affirms Roadless Protections on Tongass

Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill


The Statesman Journal by Zach Urness June 25, 2015   Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today that would provide new environmental protections for 200,000 acres of land and 250 miles of river in the Beaver State.   The Oregon Wildlands Act would create one new wilderness area in the Coast … Continue reading Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill

Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2015   Contact: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 x1033 Joseph Vaile, KS Wild, 541-488-5789 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182   Washington, D.C. — A logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was … Continue reading Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court

Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists


Capital Bureau by Hillary Borrud May 31, 2015   SALEM — Environmental groups that pushed for legislation to protect Oregon’s Elliott State Forest from commercial logging had little success in Salem this year.   A bill that would have established a system to protect state trust land such as the Elliott State Forest, House Bill … Continue reading Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska


Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska