Opinion: The perils of cutting public out of post-fire forest decisions


by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, August 28, 2021. Ever since 2020’s wildfires cooled, we’ve been taking calls from community members alarmed at the amount of … Continue reading Opinion: The perils of cutting public out of post-fire forest decisions

Environmental groups sue over post-wildfire roadside logging plans


By Cassandra Profita (OPB)Originally published on OPB, Aug. 19, 2021 5:43 p.m. Lawsuit challenges plans to remove ‘danger’ trees along 400 miles of roads in Willamette National Forest Conservation groups … Continue reading Environmental groups sue over post-wildfire roadside logging plans

Press Release: CW Appeals ODOT’s $87,000 Bill for Post-Fire Hazard Tree Removal Public Records Request 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021 Contacts:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, nick@caswild.org, (314) 482.3746Meriel Darzen, Crag Law Center, meriel@crag.org, (503) 525.2725 Conservationist Appeal ODOT’s Bill for Release of Public Records Agency Billed … Continue reading Press Release: CW Appeals ODOT’s $87,000 Bill for Post-Fire Hazard Tree Removal Public Records Request 

Opinion: Oregon Department of Transportation is a hazard to Oregon’s wildfire recovery


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, May 22, 2021. On April 29, The Oregonian published an article wherein Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Andersen dismissed community concern … Continue reading Opinion: Oregon Department of Transportation is a hazard to Oregon’s wildfire recovery

Arborists say ODOT post-fires tree cutting is excessive, rushed


By Cassandra Profita (OPB)Originally published on OPB.org April 14, 2021 6 a.m. Critics who worked on state project say it’s removing trees that aren’t actually hazardous Oregon has a lot … Continue reading Arborists say ODOT post-fires tree cutting is excessive, rushed