Legal Victory: Lower Grave Timber Sale Halted


Old-Growth Timber Sale Above Rogue River Deemed Illegal Federal Judge Finds BLM Failed to Consider Approach to Reducing Fire Threat On the evening of July 2, Oregon Federal District Judge Michael McShane issued a legal order effectively halting the “Lower Graves” old-growth timber sale proposed above the popular lower Rogue River in the Grants Pass … Continue reading Legal Victory: Lower Grave Timber Sale Halted

Cascadia Wildlands and Partners in Front of Oregon Supreme Court to Protect the Elliott State Forest


by Noah Mikell, Cascadia Wildlands Summer Legal Intern Last week we kicked off our summer as Cascadia Wildlands’ latest legal interns by attending oral arguments in the Oregon Supreme Court! It couldn’t have been better timing that we started our internships just as attorneys Dan Kruse and Nick Cady were putting the final touches on … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Partners in Front of Oregon Supreme Court to Protect the Elliott State Forest

Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1


By Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands Staff Attorney It may not be the trial of the century, but Monday saw the start of the trial of a lifetime for some cryptic, secretive seabirds nesting in the Elliot State Forest. The case is Cascadia Wildlands v. Scott Timber Company, and it is taking place this week in judge … Continue reading Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1

Protecting our Federal Forests


Cascadia Wildlands first grew out of a movement to protect old-growth forests on our federal forest lands outside of Eugene, Oregon.  These efforts that began nearly 20 years ago continue to be the bread and butter of our organization and the backbone for the protection of clean water, recreation, imperiled species, and threatened ecosystems in … Continue reading Protecting our Federal Forests

Cascadia Wildlands Joins Lawsuit to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water from Gold Mining


For Immediate Release, November 20, 2015   Contacts: Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 261-2030 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118 Glen Spain, PCFFA, (541) 689-2000   Conservation, Fishing Groups Move to Join Lawsuit to Protect Oregon From Gold Mining Impacts Groups Defend Restrictions on Mining Practices Harmful … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Joins Lawsuit to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water from Gold Mining

Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2015   Contact: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 x1033 Joseph Vaile, KS Wild, 541-488-5789 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182   Washington, D.C. — A logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was … Continue reading Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court

Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 John Meyer, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, 406-587-5800 Travis Bruner, Western Watersheds Project, 208-788-2290 Sarah Peters, WildEarth Guardians, 541-345-0299   Bozeman, MT – Nearly four years after critical habitat protection was granted to bull trout, federal land management agencies have still not determined whether existing land management … Continue reading Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated

Press Release: Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliott State Forest Land


For Immediate Release, April 21, 2014   Contact:  Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 643-1309                Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 380-9728                Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495   EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order today challenging the state of Oregon’s disposal of … Continue reading Press Release: Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliott State Forest Land

Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

Press Release: Oregon Suspends Clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest


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       SALEM, Ore.- After a lawsuit by conservation groups, the State of Oregon has suspended logging of 914 acres of old-growth forest on the Elliott State … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Suspends Clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest