Post-election Thoughts: Action is the Antidote to Despair


Today, Joan Baez’s trusty adage “action is the antidote to despair” fills my brain.   I woke up yesterday morning and took a long, hot shower, trying to forever rinse away the results of the 45th presidential election. Border walls, nuclear codes, women’s liberation, wars, public lands, climate change, imperiled species, the future my kids … Continue reading Post-election Thoughts: Action is the Antidote to Despair

Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest


The Associated Press by Jeff Barnard August 7, 2015   GRANTS PASS — The Oregon State Land Board is scheduled to vote on a plan to find an unusual buyer for the Elliott State Forest: one that will pay a fair market price, conserve older trees, protect threatened fish and wildlife, produce logs for local mills, … Continue reading Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest

Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill


The Statesman Journal by Zach Urness June 25, 2015   Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today that would provide new environmental protections for 200,000 acres of land and 250 miles of river in the Beaver State.   The Oregon Wildlands Act would create one new wilderness area in the Coast … Continue reading Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill

Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists


Capital Bureau by Hillary Borrud May 31, 2015   SALEM — Environmental groups that pushed for legislation to protect Oregon’s Elliott State Forest from commercial logging had little success in Salem this year.   A bill that would have established a system to protect state trust land such as the Elliott State Forest, House Bill … Continue reading Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists

Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands


Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporters, Bushwacking through head-high ferns to find the elusive Devil’s Staircase waterfall. Watching salmon thrash upstream to their natal grounds. Hearing the pre-dawn keer of the marbled murrelet high in the canopy. Knowing wolves are reclaiming their rightful place back in Cascadia. Educating and empowering communities to confront power imbalances. These are … Continue reading Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands

Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)


October 14, 2014 by Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Oregon Business Magazine   When the Eugene-based timber company Seneca Jones made a $1.8 million bid on land in southern Oregon's Elliott State Forest earlier this year, it wasn't a business decision; it was personal. The 788-acre parcel (along with two other parcels in the Elliott) had been put … Continue reading Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)

Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2013 CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-779-9613 Jasmine Minbashian, Conservation Northwest, 360-671-9950 x129 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Lauren Richie, California Wolf Center, 443-797-2280 Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife, 916-203-6927 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 x210 SEATTLE— Demonstrating Americans’ broad opposition to … Continue reading Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting

KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase


KLCC Radio by Rachael McDonald On August 22, Cascadia Wildlands led KLCC reporter Rachael McDonald down into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wildernes. We got her down and back in one day with only minor bruises and scrapes. She put together a radio segment that that showcases this unique area in the Oregon Coast Range that … Continue reading KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase

Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature


Salem Statesman Journal by Zach Urness July 8, 2013   A bill that would scale back the number of suction dredge mining permits issued in Oregon has passed the House and Senate and heads to the desk of Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is expected to sign the bill into law.     Senate Bill 838 … Continue reading Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature

New Rules Seek to Benefit Wolf Recovery


Eugene Weekly by Amy Schneider It’s been more than half a century since packs of gray wolves wandered the rim of Crater Lake and the Three Sisters Wilderness, but conservationists say that their howls may soon be heard again in those areas, once they disperse into western Oregon. Due to a recent settlement between several … Continue reading New Rules Seek to Benefit Wolf Recovery