Press Release: Mature and old-growth logging sale undermines Biden climate policy; threatens McKenzie River, habitat


August 2, 2022 — Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The vast majority of the proposed logging would be in mature and old-growth forests, with over 1,000 acres of clearcutting, even though President Biden this year ordered his administration to prioritize conserving these forests as a crucial climate protection.

Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Logging Plan


May 26, 2022 — Late yesterday, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Siuslaw Field Office’s plan to log public lands west of Eugene across seven watersheds. The agency’s “N126 Late Successional Reserve Landscape Plan Project” is one of the largest logging proposals on public lands in Oregon in decades. The targeted forests are home to at least three federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species: northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, and Oregon Coast coho salmon, along with the red tree vole, which is currently a candidate for ESA listing. The agency failed entirely to consider impacts to these species, amongst other errors. 

Guest Opinion: QMS logging project will undermine Willamette National Forest recreation


by Nadene LeCheminant | Guest Opinion in The Statesman Journal
Originally published at 11:00am on December 24, 2021.

I moved to Oregon 16 years ago, drawn by its physical beauty. The Cascade Mountains are the primary reason I chose to live in Salem.

I was dismayed to learn about the proposed Quartzville-Middle Santiam logging project being planned in the Willamette National Forest. This massive project covers a staggering 89,000 acres between Detroit and Sweet Home.

Recreation and Wildlands Enthusiasts Celebrate as Local Clearcut Proposal Defeated in Court for a Second Time


For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2021 ContactRonna Frank, Thurston Hills Resident, 541-747-7867Ian Petersen, Owner Map Your Adventure and Thurston Mountain Biker, 801-455-1027Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, nick@cascwild.org, 314-482-3746Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, dh@oregonwild.org, … Continue reading Recreation and Wildlands Enthusiasts Celebrate as Local Clearcut Proposal Defeated in Court for a Second Time

Protect older natural forests in the western Cascades


By Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson | Guest OpinionOriginally published in The Register-Guard April 27, 2021 Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Forest Service essentially stopped logging older … Continue reading Protect older natural forests in the western Cascades

USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species


For immediate release:January 13, 2021 Contacts:Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.orgTom Wheeler, EPIC, 206 356 8689, tom@wildcalifornia.orgBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, Bethany@cascwild.org Today, with six days remaining … Continue reading USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species

BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms


by Rebecca White, Wildlands Director As we move into the post-wildfire season here in western Oregon, I am thinking of having some bumper stickers printed up. Maybe, “Gaia Knows Best.” … Continue reading BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms

Press Release: BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield


For Immediate Release May 18, 2020 Contact Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands, (727) 432-5767, sam@cascwild.org Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Thurston Hills Timber Sale Moves … Continue reading Press Release: BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield