Devil’s Staircase Hike: Carbon Basin and the Dark Grove — November 10th, 2018


This all-day strenuous hike is a collaboration between Cascadia Wildlands and Our Forests that will take you into one of the most primeval places left in Oregon. This hike doesn’t go to the Devil’s Staircase waterfall, but instead we will see a portion of one of the most extensive remaining old-growth forests remaining in the Coast … Continue reading Devil’s Staircase Hike: Carbon Basin and the Dark Grove — November 10th, 2018

Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee


For immediate release October 2, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Washington, DC — This morning, on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The legislation … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee

Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill


The Statesman Journal by Zach Urness June 25, 2015   Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today that would provide new environmental protections for 200,000 acres of land and 250 miles of river in the Beaver State.   The Oregon Wildlands Act would create one new wilderness area in the Coast … Continue reading Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill

Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands


Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporters, Bushwacking through head-high ferns to find the elusive Devil’s Staircase waterfall. Watching salmon thrash upstream to their natal grounds. Hearing the pre-dawn keer of the marbled murrelet high in the canopy. Knowing wolves are reclaiming their rightful place back in Cascadia. Educating and empowering communities to confront power imbalances. These are … Continue reading Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands

“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene


“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum February 4, 2015, 6:30-8 pm • 110 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon Oregon has long been regarded as a state full of natural treasures with ample forests, rivers and mountains. We rely on Wilderness to provide clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, recreation and solitude. Wilderness is … Continue reading “The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene

Advocates Vow to Protect Devil’s Staircase Wilderness


by Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal August 31, 2014   The first time Andy Stahl heard about the Devil's Staircase, it was little more than a wilderness myth.   Rumors of a spectacular waterfall hidden deep within one of the Coast Range's most remote and inaccessible canyons spread through Oregon State University's Environmental Center in … Continue reading Advocates Vow to Protect Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

DeFazio Leads Effort to Get Obama to Protect Wilderness


The Oregonian by Jeff Mapes, January 24, 2014 Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio is in the forefront of a Democratic effort calling on President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to protect new wilderness areas if Republicans continue bottle up land-protection bills in Congress. DeFazio, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and … Continue reading DeFazio Leads Effort to Get Obama to Protect Wilderness

Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday


November 26, 2013 For Immediate Release   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, 541.844.8182                Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director, 541.643.1309   Eugene, OR — Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands today expressed disappointment with the O&C forest legislation released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that affects management of over two-million acres of public … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday

KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase


KLCC Radio by Rachael McDonald On August 22, Cascadia Wildlands led KLCC reporter Rachael McDonald down into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wildernes. We got her down and back in one day with only minor bruises and scrapes. She put together a radio segment that that showcases this unique area in the Oregon Coast Range that … Continue reading KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase

U.S. Senate Passes Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Bill


By Tiffany Eckert June 20, 2013   A 30-thousand acre block of primeval rainforest is one step closer to permanent protection. Wednesday the U.S Senate voted unanimously to pass the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act.   Conservation groups have been working to designate the devil’s staircase as “wilderness” since the 1980’s.  It’s considered the most pristine … Continue reading U.S. Senate Passes Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Bill