Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1


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

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: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public


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

Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep 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!

Press Release: Conservation Organizations Enthusiastic about Governor’s Plan for the Elliott


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

Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Bob Sallinger, 503.380.9728 or bsallinger@audubonportland.org  Josh Laughlin, 541.844.8182 or jlaughlin@cascwild.org  Doug Moore, 503.729.5175 or dmoore@olcv.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

Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest


Just days before the quarterly meeting of the State Land Board, Governor Brown released a framework for her plan for the Elliott State Forest. Though not an action item on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Land Board meeting, the Board is set to hear an update on the potential sale of the … Continue reading Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest


For Immediate Release, August 25, 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   Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest Logging Highlights Controversy Over Ongoing Privatization of Public Forest   … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest

Blog: Summer Interning with Cascadia Wildlands


by Legal Intern Kat Fiedler   This week I am wrapping up my legal internship with Cascadia Wildlands. I have spent my summer conducting legal research and drafting memos and litigation documents across the scope of Cascadia’s work. While much of my time was spent in the legal weeds, the breadth of issues left me … Continue reading Blog: Summer Interning with Cascadia Wildlands

Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization


by Rod Sando for The Register-Guard June 5, 2016   Defying the will of most Oregonians, our elected leaders in Salem are deep into a process to privatize the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay. More than likely, this treasured rain forest will be snatched up by equity investors looking to maximize revenue, … Continue reading Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization