Marching in Francis’ Army


by Josh Laughlin, Executive Director   I remember first meeting Francis Eatherington the day she rolled into an Earth First! road blockade high up on the Umpqua National Forest on her motorcycle. She was wearing a leather biking jacket, had a stack of timber sale maps under her arm, a compass dangling from her neck … Continue reading Marching in Francis’ Army

Cascadia Wildlands Seeking Umpqua Regional Director


  Umpqua Regional Director Position Open Until Filled: Umpqua Regional Director (Title is Flexible) Cascadia Wildlands   Eugene, Oregon Reports to: Executive Director    Definition  The Umpqua Regional Director (URD) is responsible for Cascadia Wildlands’ programs to monitor and protect public lands and associated waterways in the greater Umpqua Watershed (including the Roseburg and Coos … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Seeking Umpqua Regional Director

Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It


Jeff Brady NPR May 29, 2013   A radical shift in the world energy picture is raising environmental concerns in the United States.   Until recently, the U.S. had been expected to import more natural gas. But now, because of controversial technologies like "fracking," drillers are producing a lot more domestic natural gas; so much … Continue reading Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

New Line in the Sand in the Oregon Dunes


The Register-Guard by Saul Hubbard   FLORENCE — The webs of trails that border vast expanses of open sand in sections of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area slice through woods, shrubbery and beachgrass.   Some of the trails are wide and well-established. Others are narrow — just 4 or 5 feet wide — or … Continue reading New Line in the Sand in the Oregon Dunes

Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting


November 27, 2013 by Jeff  Barnard, AP Environmental Writer   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old-growth forests.   The preliminary injunction issued last … Continue reading Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting

Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For immediate release July 2, 2012   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182       Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495       Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, (503) 380-9728       Tanya Sanerib, Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2722         State of Oregon Suspends 10 State … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat