USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species


For immediate releaseJanuary 13, 2021 Contacts:Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.orgTom Wheeler, EPIC, 206 356 8689, tom@wildcalifornia.orgBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, Bethany@cascwild.org Today, with six days remaining in the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule eliminating 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted … Continue reading USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species

USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help


For Immediate Release:December 14, 2020 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding on the northern spotted owl’s listing status, spurred by a lawsuit filed last week by wildlife advocates. The finding states “reclassification of the northern spotted owl from a threatened species to an endangered … Continue reading USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help

BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms


by Rebecca White, Wildlands Director As we move into the post-wildfire season here in western Oregon, I am thinking of having some bumper stickers printed up. Maybe, “Gaia Knows Best.” Or perhaps, “What Would Gaia Do?” In the aftermath of this year’s big fires, I want to share the idea that when the land has … Continue reading BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms

Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River


June 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (314) 482-3746 Medford BLM Old-Growth Timber Sale Faces Legal Challenge Groups Oppose the Government Returning to Old-Growth Logging Today a coalition of conservation organizations representing tens of thousands of Oregonians filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to halt the … Continue reading Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River

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

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