By Gabe Scott Cascadia Wildlands In-house Counsel We’ve been keeping our eyes on the forests during the Pandemic. The crisis and response is revealing hidden priorities, shifting alliances, and revealing inequities. The public land agencies, the Forest Service and BLM, and the State governments, have been closing recreation, canceling restoration, and moving forward with logging … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: In the Forest in the Age of COVID-19
[SALEM, OR] – Amidst enormous public opposition and just one week before the Department of State Lands (DSL) was set to make a decision on a critical Removal-Fill permit on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, Pembina has withdrawn their application to the agency. On Tuesday, DSL issued a … Continue reading Jordan Cove Withdraws Removal Fill Application!
Cascadia Wildlands, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon Wild, and Soda Mountain Wilderness Council have filed suit to stop a 9,000-acre timber project in Southern Oregon that will allow logging in threatened spotted owl habitat contrary to federal laws. The project will occur next to the treasured Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, further degrading surrounding forests. The North Landscape … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Challenge Enormous North Landscape Timber Sale
by Gabe Scott, In-house Counsel November 5, 2019 It is a lot of fun to be part of a movement. A phenomenal community of people have been coming together in the forests of the BLM’s Umpqua Sweets timber project. This past weekend I joined a group of Roseburg locals for a hike organized by Instagram artist … Continue reading Umpqua Sweets Chronicles Vol 4 – Community
For Immediate Release, September 16, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon Bans Trapping of Humboldt Martens PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 late Friday to protect Humboldt martens from trapping. Fewer than 200 of the martens survive in the … Continue reading Oregon Adopts Petition; Bans Trapping of Humboldt Martens!
For immediate release August 7, 2019 Court: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections EUGENE, Ore.— An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated Oregon law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon … Continue reading Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!
by Nick Cady, Legal Director On June 7, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, whose members are appointed by Governor Kate Brown, adopted revisions to the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. This plan is required to be updated every five years, but this latest update was over four years late given the Department of … Continue reading Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan
Both Washington and Oregon have released their 2018 wolf numbers and the Pacific Northwest has demonstrated minor gains in the face of continued poaching and state-funded wolf killing (Oregon’s wolf population increased from 124 wolves to 137 wolves statewide and Washington’s wolf population increased from 122 to 126). California’s wolves continue to live on the … Continue reading Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!
For immediate release March 21, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182; email@example.com [Eugene, OR] — Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed gray wolf activity through track sightings and remote camera images in the Umpqua National Forest north of Highway 138. The Indigo wolves are using a large wild area … Continue reading Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!
Lawsuit Says BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors challenge the Pedal Power timber sale in the Thurston Hills February 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Eugene — Today, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild filed a lawsuit … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!