Webinar: What is the NW Forest Plan — May 21


Cascadia Wildlands invites you to a webinar: What is the NW Forest Plan & Understanding What’s At Stake DATE: Tuesday, May 21TIME: 12pm Register here to join us! Cascadia Wildlands … Continue reading Webinar: What is the NW Forest Plan — May 21

Press Release: Oregon’s Wolf Population Stagnates


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2024

Eugene, OR — Today the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) revealed Oregon’s wolf population did not grow in 2023. The stagnation in the wolf population marks the worst year for wolves in Oregon since the species began returning to the state in 2008 after decades of absence. This concerning news for Oregon wolves caps a multi-year trend of very low population growth: the 2022 minimum wolf count was 178, just three wolves more than the 2021 year-end count of 175, which itself was just two wolves more than 2020’s minimum count of 173. Oregon’s wolf population has grown less than 3% in the past four year combined.

Kentucky Falls Earth Day Hike — Sunday, April 21, 2024


Enjoy a beautiful spring visit to an old-growth forest and one of the Coast Range’s biggest waterfalls! SIGN UP PAGE HERE! Description: The Central Oregon Coast Range hides gorgeous forests, … Continue reading Kentucky Falls Earth Day Hike — Sunday, April 21, 2024

Press Release: Groups Challenge BLM Commercial Logging in Conservation Reserve


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March 27, 2024

Medford Oregon —Today a coalition of conservation organizations again filed a legal complaint challenging the Medford District Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) efforts to aggressively log forest stands located outside of Gold Hill, Oregon. The Rogue Gold Forest Management Project (“Rogue Gold”) authorizes heavy commercial logging within Late Successional Reserves, areas expressly set aside for old forest conservation. The BLM is targeting mature and old-growth forests that are fire-resilient and provide important habitat for at-risk wildlife species. BLM admits that the purpose of the heavier logging prescriptions being authorized is the generation of commercial timber volume despite locating these logging activities within areas set aside for conservation, called Late Successional Reserves.

Press Release: Cascadia Wildlands Statement on Board of Forestry Decision to Advance a Habitat Conservation Plan for Western Oregon State Forests


March 8, 2024 — The Oregon Board of Forestry made a historic decision to move forward with a Habitat Conservation Plan for 640,000 acres of western Oregon state forests at its March 7th meeting in Salem. Voting 4-3 in favor of directing Oregon Department of Forestry to move forward with the draft Habitat Conservation Plan, the agency will now finalize the plan to establish a network of habitat and riparian conservation areas across roughly 300,000 acres of state forests and await federal approval. The department will also continue developing a new Forest Management Plan to guide implementation of the Habitat Conservation Plan.