Press Release: Over 100 “Kayaktivists” and Community Members Protest Old-Growth Logging


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.

Press Release: Mature and old-growth logging sale undermines Biden climate policy; threatens McKenzie River, habitat


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.

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 … Continue reading Judge tells feds to study owls before selling timber

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 – … 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 … Continue reading Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale