In the Media: Conservation groups call for an end to aging Umpqua River dam after emergency fish salvage


by Alex Baumhardt
Originally published on Oregon Capital Chronicle.com, September 18, 2023

For two days in early August, a dozen staff from the natural resources department of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians walked along the banks of the north Umpqua River, grabbing small, eel-like fish that were squirming in the mud. 

Rally Against the “Who Will Own the Forest” Conference — Sept 27


From September 26-28, the World Forestry Center in Portland will be hosting a conference titled “Who Will Own The Forest,” set to be attended by the most notorious representatives in … Continue reading Rally Against the “Who Will Own the Forest” Conference — Sept 27

CW Hosts ‘Forest Friday’ at the Eugene Environmental Film Festival — Friday, Oct 6


Cascadia Wildlands is excited to host “Forest Friday” on Friday, Oct. 6 during the Eugene Environmental Film Festival. We worked with the festival to create ways for folks to learn … Continue reading CW Hosts ‘Forest Friday’ at the Eugene Environmental Film Festival — Friday, Oct 6

Press Release: Over half a million people call on Forest Service to protect mature, old-growth forests and trees


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 20, 2023 

Public comment period concludes for pathway to rulemaking on how Forest Service manages national forests

Eugene, OR — More than 500,000 people have submitted public comments to the U.S. Forest Service calling for the agency to adopt a rule that protects mature and old-growth trees and forests on federal land as a cornerstone of U.S. climate policy. Activists were joined by organizers from the Climate Forests Campaign, a coalition which includes Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, and WildEarth Guardians, to deliver some of these public comments at an event at the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse in Eugene on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Press Release: FEMA Pulls Oregon Logging Road Funding In Response to Lawsuit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2023

Agency to Reevaluate Harm to Coho, Murrelets

PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a lawsuit Monday by the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has pulled its authorization of federal disaster relief funding to rebuild Cook Creek Road. The road would have been used for logging in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest.

Press Release: Federal Agencies Release Joint Report on Mature and Old-Growth Forests


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2023

On April 20, 2023, the two federal agencies charged with overseeing federally-managed public forests in the US released a much-anticipated report defining, identifying, and producing an initial inventory of mature and old-growth forests. The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) inventory, which will continue to expand, identified more than 32 million acres of old-growth and around 80 million acres of mature forest across 200 types of forests.