In 2020, federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) descended on Portland escalating police violence against people demanding an end to racist police violence. DHS agents used unprecedented … Continue reading Statement on the 9th Circuit Court Ruling Dismissing our Portland Teargas Case
Press Release: Forest Advocates Knock out Massive Trump Post-fire Logging Loophole
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November 10, 2022
This month, conservation groups finalized a legal agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to reverse a Trump-era rule excluding vastly more logging in post-fire landscapes from detailed environmental review. The agreement resolves a legal challenge the groups brought against the agency in October, 2021.
Press Release: Court Rules Logging Project Violates Endangered Species Act
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October 4, 2022
Late Friday, a judge in the District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) justification for Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) timber sales totaling nearly 18,000 acres including in old growth forest violated the Endangered Species Act. The judge ruled against the Service’s claim that old-growth logging in the Poor Windy and Evans Creek timber sales on 15,848 acres of threatened northern spotted owl habitat would not harm the imperiled bird species.
Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Coast Range Logging Plan
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September 8, 2022
Eugene, OR — Today, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) Siuslaw Field Office’s plan to log 13,225 acres of public forests in the coast range foothills west of Eugene. The agency’s Siuslaw HLB (“Harvest Land Base”) Project will clearcut these mature and old-growth forests that border many communities and residences west of Eugene. The BLM admits that this logging will increase fire hazard risks, slope instability and landslide risks, and drinking water contamination for these communities, but dismissed concerns raised about these impacts as insignificant.
Press Release: Lawsuit Challenges Washington’s Failure to Enact Wolf Management Rules
August 5, 2022 — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today asking a state court to enforce Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing state wildlife officials to enact wolf management rules. The rules should have outlined what steps must be taken before wolves can be killed for conflict with livestock.
In the Media: Environmental groups file lawsuit against BLM over Archie Creek hazard trees
The News-Review | By CARISA CEGAVSKE Senior Staff Writer
Originally Published on nrtoday.com February 9, 2022.
A group of environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday that challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s post-Archie Creek Fire logging plans.
In the Media: Conservation groups sue to stop post-fire logging on BLM land in Douglas County
KLCC | By Rachael McDonald
Published February 8, 2022 at 3:41 PM PST.
Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop logging on Bureau of Land Management lands affected by the 2020 Archie Creek Fire.
Press Release: Lawsuit filed challenging the BLM’s Archie Creek post-fire logging plans
February 8, 2022 — Today, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) filed suit challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Archie Creek post-fire logging plans. The agency plans to log mature and old-growth stands on public land along the North Umpqua River, including northern spotted owl habitat, protected streamside forests, and within old-growth reserves and Wild & Scenic River corridors in violation of environmental rules and the agency’s own management plans.
Press Release: Wildlife Advocates Convince Feds to Keep Lynx Protections, Write Long-overdue Recovery Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 1, 2021 Contacts:Matthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-422-9866, email@example.comBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, firstname.lastname@example.orgArlene Montgomery, Friends of the Wild Swan, 406-886-2011, email@example.comPeter Hart, Wilderness Workshop, 303-475-4915, … Continue reading Press Release: Wildlife Advocates Convince Feds to Keep Lynx Protections, Write Long-overdue Recovery Plan
Local environmental group warns of lawsuit over BLM salvage harvest
By Adam Duvernay (RG Reporter)Originally published in The Register-Guard, August 15 A number of environmental groups have warned the Bureau of Land Management they intend to sue if changes aren’t made to … Continue reading Local environmental group warns of lawsuit over BLM salvage harvest