Hike & Bike the Threatened Thurston Hills Trails – November 3rd


REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US WHAT: Join Cascadia and Climate Justice League for a visit to the proposed Thurston Hills clearcut timber sale. The Springfield Bureau of Land Management is planning to clearcut log 100 acres of this public forest within Willamalane biking/hiking trails and directly adjacent to the Thurston Hills Natural Area. Cascadia Wildlands … Continue reading Hike & Bike the Threatened Thurston Hills Trails – November 3rd

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

Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company


For Immediate Release, December 20, 2016   Contact:          Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746                        Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, (503) 380-9728   Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company  Old-Growth Clearcutting Stopped to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets   EUGENE, Ore.— A U.S. District Court in Eugene has … Continue reading Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company

Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016


Photos by Jacob Ritley, Tongass Groundtruth Expedition, 2016. Thanks to LUSH Foundation for their generous support. Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago is made up of thousands of islands large and small. Small boats and floatplanes are the dominant modes of transportation.  Old-growth clearcutting is ongoing this summer on the Big Thorne timber sale, Prince of Wales Island.  … Continue reading Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016

Mt. June/Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area Threatened with Old-Growth Clearcutting


 Some of our favorite hikes here at Cascadia Wildlands wind through the Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area just southeast of Eugene.  Hardesty is one of the closest old-growth, roadless areas you can access from Eugene, and is a favorite of hikers and mountain bikers alike.  We have worked for years to safeguard this area for its … Continue reading Mt. June/Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area Threatened with Old-Growth Clearcutting

Goose Timber Sale is Back!


Two years ago the community of McKenzie Bridge was surprised to find pending timber harvest signs on their property boundaries with the Willamette National Forest.  The community started askng questions and realized that the Forest Service had planned a massive timber harvest that entirely surrounded the town.  The sale involved mature forest clearcutting, extensive riverside … Continue reading Goose Timber Sale is Back!

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

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

Cascadia Halts Huge Public Lands Clearcutting Outside Eugene


Press Release For Immediate Release March 23, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Halt Public Lands Clearcutting Outside of Eugene BLM Pulls Decision After Lawsuit for Largest Lane Co Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Public opposition and a legal challenge from Cascadia … Continue reading Cascadia Halts Huge Public Lands Clearcutting Outside Eugene

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