Our friends at Greenpeace have uncovered alarming news that the wolf population on Prince of Wales Island, where we are currently embroiled in litigation challenging a moster timber sale, appears to be crashing. You can download the Forest Service report here: USFS AA wolf briefing paper__29May15. Posted below is the press statement by our allies at Greenpeace … Continue reading Tongass Wolf population shows ‘Dramatic Decline’
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
by Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Rep. Do you ever get the feeling you’re running in circles? That sense of déjà vu has been strong with me lately as we do legal battle over the Big Thorne and other massive old-growth timber sales in Southeast Alaska’s rainforest. For all the progress we’ve made … Continue reading Deja Vu, the Corrupt Bastards Club, and the Fabled Tongass National Forest
Bob Ferris Recently I posted something on Facebook about the peril faced by marine fish species in British Columbia due to record ocean temperatures (see Record North Pacific Temperatures Threatening B.C. Marine Species) and a new friend reposted it with a query about what she called “thermal damns.” It was a classic Freudian slip, … Continue reading Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers
Photo credits (Wolf photo: ODFW. Devil's Staircase photo: Tim Giraudier.) We envision vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, and vibrant communities sustained by the unique landscapes of the Cascadia Bioregion. This has been such an exciting, challenging, and historic year for conservation work and wolves throughout Cascadia! … Continue reading Double Your Donation to Protect Wolves & Wild Places!
By Mary Kauffman Sit News September 27,2014 Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands' representative in Alaska, said "In answering our previous challenges to these timber sale projects the Forest Service corrected its modeling errors, and then came up with the same failing deer model scores we had been predicting for years in this case, instead of … Continue reading Court Decision Stops Four Tongass National Forest Logging Projects (an Excerpt)
The Federal District Court in Alaska just issued an Order granting our motion against the Tongass National Forest, stopping four old-growth timber sales in Southeast Alaska for a second time because of concerns related to logging effects on wolves, deer, and subsistence hunters. So raise a glass! The Scott Peak, Traitors Cove, Overlook and Soda Nick timber … Continue reading Win for Wolves in Alaska
Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale By Maria L. La Ganga Los Angeles Times August 29, 2015 Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in … Continue reading Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale (Excerpt)
By Gabe Scott Cascadia Wildlands filed a lawsuit today to stop the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. Big Thorne is by far the largest logging project on the Tongass National Forest since the region’s two pulp mills closed about 20 years ago. The … Continue reading WTF?!
By Bob Ferris I just received a holiday card from a friend my wife and I met a decade ago on Santa Cruz Island across the water from Santa Barbara. We met during a weekend work party removing alien, invasive eucalyptus trees from the reserve owned by The Nature Conservancy. Nothing remarkable here. What … Continue reading Cascadian Connections: Mountains, Rivers and Minds