Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging


SALEM, Ore.— Late Wednesday afternoon after hours of deliberation, the Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to accept a petition for rulemaking on coho salmon. The petition was brought by 22 different conservation and fishing groups under a rarely used portion of the Forest Practices Act which requires the Board to consider forest protections on … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging

Press Release: Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal


For Immediate Release, August 1, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 Micah Meskel, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 481-5715 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Daniel Kruse, Attorney, (541) 337-5829 Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal Old-growth Forest East of Coos Bay Will be Retained in Public … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal

Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill


For immediate release November 1, 2017 Contacts: Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel, Cascadia Wildlands, 907.491.0856 / gscott@cascwild.org Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844-8182 / jlaughlin@cascwild.org EUGENE, OR – The House of Representatives passed legislation today that will suspend environmental laws to open up previously protected old-growth and recreation areas to clearcut logging. The Orwellian-named “Resilient … Continue reading Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill

Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River


June 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (314) 482-3746 Medford BLM Old-Growth Timber Sale Faces Legal Challenge Groups Oppose the Government Returning to Old-Growth Logging Today a coalition of conservation organizations representing tens of thousands of Oregonians filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to halt the … Continue reading Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River

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

BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!


by Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director On August 5, the Bureau of Land Management signed a new management plan for western Oregon.  Cascadia Wildlands and our conservation allies protested the initial draft of this plan, but the BLM's decision yesterday largely ignored all our points of contention.   From a broad perspective, the plan will … Continue reading BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!

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

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

Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield


The Register-Guard by Diane Dietz January 16, 2015   A pair of environmental groups filed suit in U.S. District Court on Thursday to halt a series of clear-cut-style timber harvests totaling 259 acres on federal land along Shotgun Creek, about 25 miles north of Springfield.   Seneca Sawmill Co. in ­Eugene bought the timber for … Continue reading Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield

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