In 2020, federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) descended on Portland escalating police violence against people demanding an end to racist police violence. DHS agents used unprecedented … Continue reading Statement on the 9th Circuit Court Ruling Dismissing our Portland Teargas Case
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September 8, 2022
Eugene, OR — Today, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) Siuslaw Field Office’s plan to log 13,225 acres of public forests in the coast range foothills west of Eugene. The agency’s Siuslaw HLB (“Harvest Land Base”) Project will clearcut these mature and old-growth forests that border many communities and residences west of Eugene. The BLM admits that this logging will increase fire hazard risks, slope instability and landslide risks, and drinking water contamination for these communities, but dismissed concerns raised about these impacts as insignificant.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 5, 2021 Contacts:Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, Lead Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-348-7928Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, email@example.com, 314-482-3746Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-915-2329Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper, email@example.com, 503-890-1683 Judge … Continue reading VICTORY! Court Halts Roadside Post-fire Logging Project
by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, August 28, 2021. Ever since 2020’s wildfires cooled, we’ve been taking calls from community members alarmed at the amount of … Continue reading Opinion: The perils of cutting public out of post-fire forest decisions
Trump Administration Pushing Through Environmental Rollbacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gene McCarthy Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 It can be exhausting keeping up with the constant barrage of … Continue reading BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws
On January 9, 2020, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its blueprint to dismantle longstanding bedrock protections for communities, public lands, and wildlife. Designed to weaken the … Continue reading Action Needed: Trump Attacks Bedrock Environmental Law