In late October 2020, Oregon State University’s College of Forestry released its draft proposal to create the Elliott State Research Forest. This plan remains a work in progress, and Cascadia Wildlands continues to help shape the outcome of it to the point it can be something we can stand proudly behind. As with any complex … Continue reading Elliott State Research Forest Proposal Released — Your Comments Needed
During the COVID-19 pandemic and this time of social distancing, Cascadia Wildlands is still committed to connecting with our community. While we can’t meet in person, connect with us online for WildChats with Cascadia staff, volunteers and allies! This year, join the Cascadia team for campaign deep dives, skill-building workshops and panels featuring experts and … Continue reading WildChats with Cascadia!
by Noah Mikell, Cascadia Wildlands Summer Legal Intern Last week we kicked off our summer as Cascadia Wildlands’ latest legal interns by attending oral arguments in the Oregon Supreme Court! It couldn’t have been better timing that we started our internships just as attorneys Dan Kruse and Nick Cady were putting the final touches on … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Partners in Front of Oregon Supreme Court to Protect the Elliott State Forest
By Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands Staff Attorney It may not be the trial of the century, but Monday saw the start of the trial of a lifetime for some cryptic, secretive seabirds nesting in the Elliot State Forest. The case is Cascadia Wildlands v. Scott Timber Company, and it is taking place this week in judge … Continue reading Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1
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
For immediate release July 3, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 On July 3 during a work session in Salem, the Capital Construction Subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee unanimously advanced $100 million in state bonding revenue to protect the 82,500-Elliott State Forest and keep it from being privatized. The vote followed … Continue reading Press Release: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public
For immediate release May 9, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, 541.844.8182 State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Ditch Elliott State Forest Privatization Proposal, Advance Public Ownership Solution In a 3-0 vote today, the Oregon State Land Board, made up of Governor Kate Brown, Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, terminated the protocol … Continue reading Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep Forest Public!
For Immediate Release May 4, 2017 Contacts: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 Doug Moore, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, (503) 729-5175 Salem, OR – The Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) is pleased to see the plan released today from the Governor’s office regarding the Elliott State Forest. As a coalition, we care deeply … Continue reading Press Release: Conservation Organizations Enthusiastic about Governor’s Plan for the Elliott
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bob Sallinger, 503.380.9728 or firstname.lastname@example.org Josh Laughlin, 541.844.8182 or email@example.com Doug Moore, 503.729.5175 or firstname.lastname@example.org Conservation groups decry vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest Governor puts forward solid plan to keep 83,000-acre forest public. Salem, Oregon—February 15, 2017 – A broad coalition of … Continue reading Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest