Deja Vu, the Corrupt Bastards Club, and the Fabled Tongass National Forest


by Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Rep.   Do you ever get the feeling you’re running in circles?   That sense of déjà vu has been strong with me lately as we do legal battle over the Big Thorne and other massive old-growth timber sales in Southeast Alaska’s rainforest.   For all the progress we’ve made … Continue reading Deja Vu, the Corrupt Bastards Club, and the Fabled Tongass National Forest

Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale (Excerpt)


Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale   By Maria L. La Ganga Los Angeles Times August 29, 2015   Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in … Continue reading Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale (Excerpt)

Cascadia’s Northern Reaches: Small Victories Piling Up in South-central Alaska


by Gabe Scott   Small victories have been piling up in Alaska. It’s starting to feel like spring (see Alexander Archipelago wolf pups at right from last spring).   Thanks to all of you who helped with the Cordova oil spill response port campaign. This little deepwater port project is a lynchpin to development on … Continue reading Cascadia’s Northern Reaches: Small Victories Piling Up in South-central Alaska

HB77 testimony: Revised water rights bill roundly panned, except by mining interests


By Pat Forgey Alaska Dispatch March 13, 2014   HB 77, a bill that would streamline water use permitting, pits mining interests against tribal groups, fisherman and environmentalists.   JUNEAU — Modest changes to Gov. Parnell's controversial pro-development House Bill 77 haven't won it any new friends, but outraged those who were told they'd have … Continue reading HB77 testimony: Revised water rights bill roundly panned, except by mining interests

Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions


by Gabe Scott   A nail is being driven in the coffin on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Is it a coffin for the old-growth logging industry; or for Tongass wolves, deer and salmon? It is up to you to decide.   Recent announcements by the Obama administration offer glimmers of hope. Secretary Vilsack’s July 3, … Continue reading Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions

Opinion: Unlabeled GE salmon


  by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands – for the Cordova Times April 23, 2013   Well here is something useful. Alaskans are united in defending our wild salmon heritage against Frankenfish. From Don Young to Mark Begich, Cascadia Wildlands and Greenpeace, we are leading the fight on one of the most consequential environmental issues of … Continue reading Opinion: Unlabeled GE salmon

Blog: Lawyers, Guns and Money


  By Nick Cady, Legal Director   Over the past year Cascadia Wildlands has effectively doubled our organization’s legal capacity through the generous support of our members and foundations. Gabe Scott is back in our Alaska Field office, armed with a law degree, and our Eugene office has its first-ever full-time staff attorney. We want … Continue reading Blog: Lawyers, Guns and Money

Coos Bay Gas Pipeline Puts Much at Risk–Get Engaged


by Gabe Scott   Last week’s massive refinery fire in Richmond, California should serve as a wake-up call. Not that we needed another to remind us of a basic fact: oil and gas infrastructure is dangerous. When things go wrong, they go very wrong, very quickly.   Add this to the list of reasons why the … Continue reading Coos Bay Gas Pipeline Puts Much at Risk–Get Engaged