FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2022
Leaburg, OREGON — Today, a “kayaktivist” flotilla of over 100 concerned community members rallied on the McKenzie River to protest an old-growth logging sale in the Willamette National Forest. The Flat Country project, proposed by the U.S. Forest Service, targets over 2,000 acres of old-growth and mature forests for logging across the headwaters of the McKenzie River. The agency could auction the old growth to be cut at any moment. Attendees held up signs from boats and kayaks, and unfurled a large banner declaring “Forest Defense is Watershed Defense”, to draw attention to the logging sale’s impact on downstream drinking water.
August 2, 2022 — Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The vast majority of the proposed logging would be in mature and old-growth forests, with over 1,000 acres of clearcutting, even though President Biden this year ordered his administration to prioritize conserving these forests as a crucial climate protection.
by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, November 27, 2021. After two weeks of often tense negotiations, the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow have concluded. What remains … Continue reading Opinion: To achieve Glasgow’s climate goals, end old-growth logging at home
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 … Continue reading Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield
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 … Continue reading Judge tells feds to study owls before selling timber
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 … Continue reading Revised Trapper Project Proposes to Log 44 Acres Near Blue River
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 … Continue reading Federal Court Ruling Puts Brakes on Goose Logging Project
For immediate release March 27, 2013 Contact: Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541.344.0675, firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, email@example.com Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463, firstname.lastname@example.org EUGENE – … Continue reading Press Release: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat and Drinking Water Supply Protected Above McKenzie
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