Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill


By Bob Ferris   gump•tion  [guhmp-shuhn]  noun Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness.  From Dictionary.com    There are times when I fantasize about products that I would like to see.  One … Continue reading Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill

Forests, Fracking and LNG: Francis Defending People and Places


    Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildands' Conservation Director was recently interviewed on a broad range topics relating to Oregon's precious coastal forests and the problems with allowing liquefied natural gas exports through Coos Bay. Please listen to what she has to say in this engaging and thoughtful interview.    Click here to listen to the … Continue reading Forests, Fracking and LNG: Francis Defending People and Places

Wyden-style Clearcut Causes Mudslide on O&C Lands


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wyden-style Clearcut Causes Mudslide on O&C Lands  Mudslide found by neighboring resident at Buck Rising Timber Sale (Photo by Francis Eatherington)   Roseburg, OR Feb 27, 2014    Earlier this week, neighboring landowners discovered a mudslide in the "experimental" Buck Rising clearcut logging project on public lands managed by the Bureau … Continue reading Wyden-style Clearcut Causes Mudslide on O&C Lands

Senator Wyden is Holding a Hearing on the O&C Lands Today: He Should be Hearing From You


On February 6, 2014 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be holding hearings on Senate Bill 1784.  Cascadia Wildlands is so concerned about elements of this bill that we sent our own Francis Eartherington and Nick Cady to Washington, DC to talk about to our elected officials about the dangers of this bill. Our concerns are laid … Continue reading Senator Wyden is Holding a Hearing on the O&C Lands Today: He Should be Hearing From You

Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2014   Contacts: Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild  –  sp@oregonwild.org  –  (503) 283-6343, ext. 211 Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands  –  francis@cascwild.org  –  (541) 643-1309 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild  –  dh@oregonwild.org  –  (541) 344-0675   Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged Conservationists go to court to stop controversial clearcutting plan in White Castle forest; century-old trees on chopping block … Continue reading Roseburg BLM Clearcut Logging Plan Challenged

Oldest Trees Are Growing Faster, Storing More Carbon as They Age


Science Daily January 15, 2014    In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.   In a letter published today in the journal Nature, an international research group reports … Continue reading Oldest Trees Are Growing Faster, Storing More Carbon as They Age

Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip


By Bob Ferris   I grew to semi-adulthood in the 1960s deep in the shadow of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane-energized Bay Area. How deep?  Well Santana played as a backup band at a dance at my high school during my sophomore year.  It also means that Haight-Ashbury was a real place for me … Continue reading Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip

Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines


By Bob Ferris   Before I even thought about wolf and bear advocacy, I worked on deer (at right).  In those pre-wolf times I fully immersed myself in all things Wallmo, was the first through the gate of Clover traps and pioneered some tranquilizer dart capture techniques for black tailed deer. Some of this is rusty … Continue reading Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines

Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation


by Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard November 26, 2013   U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking to roughly double timber harvests on Western Oregon’s federal forest­ land under a much-­anticipated bill unveiled Tuesday.   Like a plan backed by Ore­gon U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader that passed the House this fall, Wyden’s … Continue reading Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation