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


For immediate releaseJanuary 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 in the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule eliminating 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted … 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.” Or perhaps, “What Would Gaia Do?” In the aftermath of this year’s big fires, I want to share the idea that when the land has … Continue reading BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms

Interactive Map: Public Land Timber Sales Past and Present


This new interactive map allows you to see all the public land timber sales Cascadia Wildlands is fighting to stop. Use the Bookmark Icon to view the names of timber sales and click on the name to jump to them on the map. Red polygons represent recently past timber sales. Yellow polygons represent current timber … Continue reading Interactive Map: Public Land Timber Sales Past and Present

Demand that the Oregon Department of Forestry Do Better!


Did you know that the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) oversees 10 million acres of some of the most magnificent forests in the world? These forests filter our drinking water and store more carbon than nearly any other living ecosystem. They help our planet adapt to the changing climate. Unfortunately, ODF’s current leadership is skirting … Continue reading Demand that the Oregon Department of Forestry Do Better!

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 Forward in Midst of Global Health Crisis Despite Community Opposition Springfield, OR | — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Land … Continue reading Press Release: BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield

FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19


By Gabe Scott Cascadia Wildlands In-house Counsel We’ve been keeping our eyes on the forests during the Pandemic. The crisis and response is revealing hidden priorities, shifting alliances, and revealing inequities. The public land agencies, the Forest Service and BLM, and the State governments, have been closing recreation, canceling restoration, and moving forward with logging … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19

Thurston Hills Timber Sale


Thurston Hills aka “Pedal Power” Timber Sale is next to Springfield, OR Neighborhood: Re-Introduced by the BLM The Thurston Hills timber sale would result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clearcutting) of 109-acres of middle-aged forest immediately adjacent to Willamalane’s recently opened 655-acre Thurston Hills Natural Area. Next to a neighborhood on 79th Street in Springfield … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale

Press Release: Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole


For Immediate Release April 14, 2020 Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Voles Rare Forest Mammal Threatened by Logging, Historic Fires PORTLAND, OR| — Conservation groups filed a notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole