Who Wants to Bet the Farm on This Tired Old Horse?


By Bob Ferris   As a wildlife biologist who has spent most of his professional career working with critters, I have to admit that I am fairly new to forestry issues. Moreover, the O&C issue is a particularly gnarly one.     But I can read graphs and have spent a long time interpreting and … Continue reading Who Wants to Bet the Farm on This Tired Old Horse?

The O&C Lands: Holding out for a Hero


By Bob Ferris The general public tends not to gravitate to the complicated.  That is one of the reasons that relatively few get engaged in the federal farm bills or in energy policy in spite of the critical importance of both those entities to our health, wealth and happiness.  The end result is that the … Continue reading The O&C Lands: Holding out for a Hero

Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 
 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild (541) 344-0675; 
dh@oregonwild.org          Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands
 (541) 434-1463; francis@cascwild.org
 Roseburg, Oregon  —  Conservation groups today filed an administrative challenge to the proposed clearcutting of more than 100 acres of mature forests and spotted owl critical habitat on public lands near … Continue reading Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project