FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19


By Gabe Scott Cascadia Wildlands In-house Counsel We’ve been keeping our eyes on the forests during the Pandemic. The crisis and response is revealing hidden priorities, shifting alliances, and revealing inequities. The public land agencies, the Forest Service and BLM, and the State governments, have been closing recreation, canceling restoration, and moving forward with logging … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19

BLOG: Field Checking Old-Growth on the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline Path


By Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands Grassroots Organizer In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we spent the weekend field checking a threatened area of old growth forest along the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline route out in the Oregon coast range between the towns of Remote and Sitkum, by Coquille. As we drove along the coast … Continue reading BLOG: Field Checking Old-Growth on the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline Path

INTERN-al UPDATE: A Snowy Field Check in Flat Country


By Courtney Kaltenbach Field Checking Intern for Cascadia Wildlands, Spring 2020 On a cool Saturday morning, over twenty people met in the Cascadia parking lot to prepare to go out on the first public field checking trip of the year into the Flat Country timber sale. Covid-19 had been declared an international pandemic three days … Continue reading INTERN-al UPDATE: A Snowy Field Check in Flat Country

Field Trip to Flat Country Timber Sale — March 14, 2020


* The deadline for this action has past. * This hike has already happened. Our field checking intern wrote up a blog post from the visit to Flat Country. Check it out! Join Cascadia Wildlands for a visit to the Flat Country timber sale, a 5,000 acre logging proposal in the Willamette National Forest. We … Continue reading Field Trip to Flat Country Timber Sale — March 14, 2020

Umpqua Sweets


BACKGROUND The Umpqua Sweets project is located on BLM checkerboard forestlands just west of the Umpqua National Forest on highway 38.  There is one unit directly along the North Umpqua River, and many up Bob, Rock, Honey and Susan Creeks. The sale proposes “regeneration harvest” (aka clearcut-style logging) on all of these forest stands. OUR CONCERNS Of … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets

Report Back from Basecamp


By Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer This August, 30 Cascadians gathered together for a weekend in a backyard timber sale to learn about field checking for forest defense. Cascadia Wildlands’ first ever Field Checking Basecamp brought together forest lovers from across the state for a weekend of field surveying, skill sharing, and community building in public … Continue reading Report Back from Basecamp