Settlement Protects Marbled Murrelet on Oregon State Forests, Cancels 28 Timber Sales


For Immediate Release, February 5, 2014   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182          Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495          Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 380-9728     Settlement Protects Marbled Murrelet on Oregon State Forests, Cancels 28 Timber Sales   Agreement Also … Continue reading Settlement Protects Marbled Murrelet on Oregon State Forests, Cancels 28 Timber Sales

Elliott Land Deal Imperils Future Of Bird, Forest


By Adrian Black Eugene Weekly August 15, 2013 Volunteer surveyors in Elliott State Forest recently discovered nesting behavior by the marbled murrelet, a sea bird protected under the Endangered Species Act, on one of three parcels of land being assessed for sale by the State Land Board. The sale would ultimately be for logging purposes. … Continue reading Elliott Land Deal Imperils Future Of Bird, Forest

Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again


November 28, 2012    By Camilla Mortenson, Eugene Weekly   Is a small, speedy potato-shaped seabird the new spotted owl? If it wasn’t already clear before: Clearcutting on hundreds of acres of coastal old-growth forests that are habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet is definitely at a standstill, this time thanks to a Nov. 19 … Continue reading Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again

Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting


November 27, 2013 by Jeff  Barnard, AP Environmental Writer   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old-growth forests.   The preliminary injunction issued last … Continue reading Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting

Court Halts Clearcutting in Murrelet Habitat on Oregon State Forests


For Immediate Release, November 27, 2012 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     Court Halts Clearcutting in Murrelet Habitat on Oregon … Continue reading Court Halts Clearcutting in Murrelet Habitat on Oregon State Forests

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

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

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

Blog: Marbled Murrelets—The Sounds of Silence


By Bob Ferris Those times when the folks at Cascadia Wildlands are most quiet are generally the times when we are most busy.  That is certainly the case with the marbled murrelet lawsuit over logging in the Elliott and two other state forests in Oregon.  Right now our lawyers are deep into the “discovery” phase … Continue reading Blog: Marbled Murrelets—The Sounds of Silence

Lawsuit Intervenor Opposed: Conservation Groups are Against Oregon Counties Joining Defendants’ Side in a Challenge to Logging Rules


August 24, 2012 The Register-Guard by Karen McCowan   Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands and two other conservation groups are opposing a bid by the Association of Oregon Counties to intervene in their suit that seeks to halt logging on state-owned forests that provide nesting habitat for threatened marbled murrelets.   The county organization filed a motion … Continue reading Lawsuit Intervenor Opposed: Conservation Groups are Against Oregon Counties Joining Defendants’ Side in a Challenge to Logging Rules