Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles


For immediate release May 16, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675 Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.— Today, three conservation groups challenged the 847-acre Quartz timber sale on the Cottage Grove Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest that targets mature forests. The contested … Continue reading Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles

Press Release: Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Imperiled Humboldt Marten


For Immediate Release, April 4, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 522-3681, tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon’s Vanishing Humboldt Martens New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative PORTLAND, Ore.— Five conservation groups filed a rulemaking petition today asking the … Continue reading Press Release: Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Imperiled Humboldt Marten

Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill


For immediate release November 1, 2017 Contacts: Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel, Cascadia Wildlands, 907.491.0856 / gscott@cascwild.org Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844-8182 / jlaughlin@cascwild.org EUGENE, OR – The House of Representatives passed legislation today that will suspend environmental laws to open up previously protected old-growth and recreation areas to clearcut logging. The Orwellian-named “Resilient … Continue reading Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill

Climbing the Quartz Timber Sale


The Quartz Timber sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place in the Umpqua National Forest. The timber sale proposes to commercially log and burn older forest in the Cottage Grove Ranger District. We believe that insufficient consideration was given to the presence of imperiled spotted owls and red tree voles, both species … Continue reading Climbing the Quartz Timber Sale

Field Checking the Quartz Timber Sale


  The Quartz Timber Sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place on our public lands in the Umpqua National Forest on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.  The proposed sale will commercially log and then burn forests up to 130 years in age.  Folks here at Cascadia were concerned about the potential short … Continue reading Field Checking the Quartz Timber Sale

Press Release: Judge Says Timber Sale Near Crater Lake Could Harm Wildlife


For Immediate Release March 21, 2017 Contacts:   Robin Meacher, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463, robin@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 485-2471, mellgren@westernlaw.org   Eugene, Ore. – A U.S. District Court in Eugene has issued an order requiring the Umpqua National Forest to more comprehensively study environmental … Continue reading Press Release: Judge Says Timber Sale Near Crater Lake Could Harm Wildlife

Science Review Begins for Northwest Forest Plan Revision


For Immediate Release November 10, 2016   Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis review begins Will help inform forest management efforts in Pacific Northwest   Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.org    Portland, Ore.–Today, the United States Forest Service released for public and heightened peer review its … Continue reading Science Review Begins for Northwest Forest Plan Revision

Greater Protections Sought for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon


For Immediate Release June 21, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746              Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity, 928-522-3681               Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 212               Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, 503-380-9728   Greater Protections Sought … Continue reading Greater Protections Sought for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 CONTACTS Gabe Scott | Cascadia Wildlands | gscott@cascwild.org | (907) 491-0856 Tom Waldo | Earthjustice | twaldo@earthjustice.org | (907) 500‐7123 Niel Lawrence | Natural Resources Defense Council | nlawrence@nrdc.org | (360) 534‐9900 Buck Lindekugel | Southeast Alaska Conservation Council | buck@seacc.org | (907) 586‐6942 Catalina Tresky | Defenders of … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections