Press Release: Forest Advocates Knock out Massive Trump Post-fire Logging Loophole

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

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 

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 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.

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, bishop@westernlaw.orgBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, bethany@cascwild.orgArlene Montgomery, Friends of the Wild Swan, 406-886-2011, arlene@wildswan.orgPeter 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