Opinion: NW Natural’s campaign reeks of desperation


by Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director for Cascadia WildlandsOriginally published in The Register-Guard, May 27, 2022 NW Natural is running full page ads in this paper co-opting the word “choice” while … Continue reading Opinion: NW Natural’s campaign reeks of desperation

Opinion: Biden’s old-growth forest executive order has giant hole


by Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director for Cascadia WildlandsOriginally published in The Register-Guard, May 1, 2022 Last month, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden signed an executive order on Strengthening … Continue reading Opinion: Biden’s old-growth forest executive order has giant hole

Opinion: Finding hope and taking action in a time of crisis


by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, December 25, 2021. Just past the winter solstice, the days are starting to lengthen, and many feel inspired to make … Continue reading Opinion: Finding hope and taking action in a time of crisis

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

Opinion: Protecting Cascadia’s forests is our greatest climate solution


by Rebecca White, CW Wildlands DirectorOriginally published in The Register-Guard, June 26, 2021. Let’s talk “proforestation.” Coined by scientist William Moomaw, this term describes letting older forests do their natural … Continue reading Opinion: Protecting Cascadia’s forests is our greatest climate solution

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