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

Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene


Press Release For Immediate Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Challenge Largest Eugene BLM Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging the largest clearcut approved on federal land in Lane County in twenty … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene

Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides


By Bob Ferris    Over the last several years through numerous blog posts and comments Cascadia Wildlands has been forwarding two important notions. The first is that state wildlife commissions (and therefore agencies) in the West are too beholding to resource-oriented industries such as ranching, timber, mining and energy interests at the expense of hunters, anglers and … Continue reading Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides

Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

State Suspends State Forest Timber Sales Subject to Federal Lawsuit   


July 2, 2012 KLCC by Rachael McDonald   The Oregon Department of Forestry has suspended operations on 10 timber sales. A lawsuit brought by conservation groups says the logging imperils a federally listed seabird.
 
Four conservation groups are suing Oregon to halt timber sales on the Elliot, Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.   Josh Laughlin with … Continue reading State Suspends State Forest Timber Sales Subject to Federal Lawsuit   

Logging in Oregon State Harm Protected Marbled Murrelets, Lawsuit Says


May 31, 2012 The Oregonian by Scott Learn   Three conservation groups sued Gov. John Kitzhaber and Oregon agencies today in federal court, charging that logging in three Coast Range state forests is killing or displacing protected marbled murrelets.    The lawsuit requests an injunction to halt logging — including a host of currently planned … Continue reading Logging in Oregon State Harm Protected Marbled Murrelets, Lawsuit Says