State Stops Timber Sales to Help Bird


The Associated Press by Jeff Barnard February 6, 2013   The state Department of Forestry has agreed to cancel more than two dozen timber sales on state forests because they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in large, old trees.   The proposed settlement filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court … Continue reading State Stops Timber Sales to Help Bird

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

The Rally for the Elliott State Forest was Encouraging in spite of the Outcome.


The Rally today to save the three Elliott parcels from sale went well and we are very grateful to our friends and partners for showing up in force. In spite of this brave and informed showing on a very cold day, the State Land Board decided to move forward with these sales.  Cascadia Wildlandsill continue … Continue reading The Rally for the Elliott State Forest was Encouraging in spite of the Outcome.

Conservationists Seek Solutions To Sale Of Elliott State Forest Land


By Amy Schneider, Eugene Weekly November 21, 2013   Can small sea birds save a forest? Conservation groups like Cascadia Wildlands hope so. Next month the State Land Board decides whether or not to dispose of three parcels of the Elliott State Forest by selling to private buyers, which include interested parties from the timber industry. In … Continue reading Conservationists Seek Solutions To Sale Of Elliott State Forest Land

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