Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua


by Gabe Scott, In-house Counsel Lone Rock Timber and BLM, shame on you. In what looks like a classic timber grab, Lone Rock Timber has demanded rights to log a swath of huge old-growth trees on public, BLM land. Claiming they need a road to access a part of one of their active clearcuts, Lone … Continue reading Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua

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

Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 2.6 million acres of public forests in western Oregon and has recently undertaken efforts to revise all of its forest plans. These plans aim to dramatically increase timber harvests by 60% and ressurect the archaic practices of clearcutting older forests.   The draft of the proposed plan … Continue reading Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision

Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2015   Contact: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 x1033 Joseph Vaile, KS Wild, 541-488-5789 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182   Washington, D.C. — A logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was … Continue reading Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court

Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court


Press Release: March 17, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Judge Rejects "Eco-Forestry" Clearcutting on O&C Lands Controversial "variable retention regeneration harvest" clearcuts in White Castle timber sale declared illegal; conservationists win on all counts. A US District Court judge has ruled in favor of conservation groups Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands in … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court

Advocates Vow to Protect Devil’s Staircase Wilderness


by Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal August 31, 2014   The first time Andy Stahl heard about the Devil's Staircase, it was little more than a wilderness myth.   Rumors of a spectacular waterfall hidden deep within one of the Coast Range's most remote and inaccessible canyons spread through Oregon State University's Environmental Center in … Continue reading Advocates Vow to Protect Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

DeFazio, Wyden take wrong tack on timber


By Josh Laughlin in the Register Guard  August 11, 2014   After four straight years as the runner-up, United Van Lines named Oregon as the state with the nation’s highest percentage of inbound moves in 2013. I’d bet a pitcher of Ninkasi the great migration hasn’t been for the clear-cuts that pock our mountainsides and … Continue reading DeFazio, Wyden take wrong tack on timber

Observations from the BLM’s Buck Rising Timber Sale Field Tour


By Rory Isbell, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern   Fellow intern Rance and I recently joined Cascadia Wildlands’ Conservation Director Francis Eatherington on a public tour of the Buck Rising timber sale on BLM land east of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.  The tour was organized by the BLM Roseburg District office in order to demonstrate the results … Continue reading Observations from the BLM’s Buck Rising Timber Sale Field Tour

A Trip to Washington DC


By Francis Eatherington   During the week of June 16, representatives of Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, and KS Wild traveled to Washington DC to discuss two bills, one from Senator Wyden and one from Representative DeFazio. Both mandate an increase of logging on western Oregon BLM lands.   We had over 21 meetings with agency staff, senators … Continue reading A Trip to Washington DC

Ninkasi T-shirt: Art Imitates Life But Also Inspires Action


By Bob Ferris Our new collaborative T-shirt design with Ninkasi speaks symbolically and literally for rivers (at right).  For instance, the river flowing out of us on the shirt and into a Ninkasi pint glass graphically represents our work to protect waters and Ninkasi’s significant support for efforts to keep our region’s waterways clean and wild. … Continue reading Ninkasi T-shirt: Art Imitates Life But Also Inspires Action