Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists


Capital Bureau by Hillary Borrud May 31, 2015   SALEM — Environmental groups that pushed for legislation to protect Oregon’s Elliott State Forest from commercial logging had little success in Salem this year.   A bill that would have established a system to protect state trust land such as the Elliott State Forest, House Bill … Continue reading Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists

Wolf Tracks


Willamette Week by Aaron Mesh May 27, 2015   Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s Cascade Range. He celebrated when the wolf dubbed OR-7 was spotted south of Crater Lake in 2011, more than 60 years after hunters wiped out the species from the state.   But even … Continue reading Wolf Tracks

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska


Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska

Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene


Press Release For Immediate Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Challenge Largest Eugene BLM Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging the largest clearcut approved on federal land in Lane County in twenty … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene

WTF?!


By Gabe Scott   Cascadia Wildlands filed a lawsuit today to stop the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. Big Thorne is by far the largest logging project on the Tongass National Forest since the region’s two pulp mills closed about 20 years ago.   The … Continue reading WTF?!

Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation


by Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard November 26, 2013   U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking to roughly double timber harvests on Western Oregon’s federal forest­ land under a much-­anticipated bill unveiled Tuesday.   Like a plan backed by Ore­gon U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader that passed the House this fall, Wyden’s … Continue reading Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation

Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday


November 26, 2013 For Immediate Release   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, 541.844.8182                Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director, 541.643.1309   Eugene, OR — Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands today expressed disappointment with the O&C forest legislation released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that affects management of over two-million acres of public … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday

Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions


by Gabe Scott   A nail is being driven in the coffin on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Is it a coffin for the old-growth logging industry; or for Tongass wolves, deer and salmon? It is up to you to decide.   Recent announcements by the Obama administration offer glimmers of hope. Secretary Vilsack’s July 3, … Continue reading Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions

Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass


By Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Director CORDOVA, AK—Big plans are in the works on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest. It seems everyone has some grand scheme in mind for the largest remaining old-growth forest in the country. The Forest Service is planning huge new timber sales, which they say will bridge the gap … Continue reading Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass

Press Release: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat and Drinking Water Supply Protected Above McKenzie


For immediate release March 27, 2013 Contact: Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541.344.0675, dh@oregonwild.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.org Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463, jlaughlin@cascwild.org EUGENE – United States District Court Judge Anne Aiken has found that the United States Forest Service broke the law in seeking to carry out the controversial … Continue reading Press Release: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat and Drinking Water Supply Protected Above McKenzie