Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield


The Register-Guard by Diane Dietz January 16, 2015   A pair of environmental groups filed suit in U.S. District Court on Thursday to halt a series of clear-cut-style timber harvests totaling 259 acres on federal land along Shotgun Creek, about 25 miles north of Springfield.   Seneca Sawmill Co. in ­Eugene bought the timber for … Continue reading Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield

Judge tells feds to study owls before selling timber


  By Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press April 5, 2013    The U.S. Forest Service must study competition between threatened spotted owls and barred owls before proceeding with a timber project in an Oregon national forest.   A federal judge has blocked logging on more than 2,000 acres in the Willamette National Forest, including about 450 … Continue reading Judge tells feds to study owls before selling timber

Revised Trapper Project Proposes to Log 44 Acres Near Blue River


  April 1, 2013 By Rachael McDonald KLCC   The 150 acre Trapper Logging Project, originally meant to be an experiment in mimicking the effects of wildfire has been reduced to 44 acres. Still, a Eugene conservation group says the U-S Forest Service should call it off.   Trapper comes from a 1997 study designed … Continue reading Revised Trapper Project Proposes to Log 44 Acres Near Blue River

Federal Court Ruling Puts Brakes on Goose Logging Project


E&E by Scott Streater March 27, 2013 A federal judge has ruled that the Forest Service did not properly analyze the environmental impacts of a proposed 2,100-acre logging project on national forestland in western Oregon, drawing cheers from conservation groups that strongly opposed the project. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Ore., late yesterday … Continue reading Federal Court Ruling Puts Brakes on Goose Logging Project

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

Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen February 21, 2013 The Trapper Timber Sale in the Willamette National Forest just won’t go away, Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands says. “This is a like a low-grade horror movie where the zombie keeps coming back from the grave.” The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is taking comments on the old-growth … Continue reading Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale