Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts


  By Maya Rommwatt, Communications and Development Intern On February 13th, comments are due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Jordan Cove LNG project.  The potentially catastrophic project includes both a pipeline and a terminal for the purpose of transporting fracked natural gas and liquefying it for export to Asia.  Similar to other … Continue reading Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts

Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene


Press Release For Immediate Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463 Doug Heiken, Conservation and Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Conservationists Challenge Largest Eugene BLM Clearcut in 20 Years EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging the largest clearcut approved on federal land in Lane County in twenty … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges BLM Clearcutting Just Northeast of Eugene

Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)


October 14, 2014 by Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Oregon Business Magazine   When the Eugene-based timber company Seneca Jones made a $1.8 million bid on land in southern Oregon's Elliott State Forest earlier this year, it wasn't a business decision; it was personal. The 788-acre parcel (along with two other parcels in the Elliott) had been put … Continue reading Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)

OR-7 The Journey : Film Premiere


“OR-7 The Journey” September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm Bijou Art Cinemas on 13th Ave. Eugene, Oregon Join Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild on September 18, 2014 at 7pm in welcoming Oregon filmmaker Clemens Schenk for the Eugene premiere of “OR-7: The Journey”. RSVP HERE on the event page. Buy TICKETS ONLINE. “OR-7: The Journey” is … Continue reading OR-7 The Journey : Film Premiere

Exploring Imperiled State Forest Land Near Walton


By Rance Shaw and Rory Isbell   Cascadia Wildlands recently participated in an exploratory hike of a potential timber sale on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) land near Walton, Oregon.  Much of the forest stand is over 60 years in age, accompanied by dozens of legacy trees over 100 years old with diameters over 6 … Continue reading Exploring Imperiled State Forest Land Near Walton

Press Release: Conservation Groups Serve Timber Firms Notice of Intent to Sue over Elliott State Forest Privatization


For immediate release March 13, 2014   Contacts:    Daniel Kruse, Attorney at Law, 541.337.5829                    Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182                    Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, 503.380.9728                    Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503.484.7495   Eugene, OR — Three conservation organizations filed a notice of intent today to sue any potential timber purchasers … Continue reading Press Release: Conservation Groups Serve Timber Firms Notice of Intent to Sue over Elliott State Forest Privatization

Senator Wyden is Holding a Hearing on the O&C Lands Today: He Should be Hearing From You


On February 6, 2014 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be holding hearings on Senate Bill 1784.  Cascadia Wildlands is so concerned about elements of this bill that we sent our own Francis Eartherington and Nick Cady to Washington, DC to talk about to our elected officials about the dangers of this bill. Our concerns are laid … Continue reading Senator Wyden is Holding a Hearing on the O&C Lands Today: He Should be Hearing From You

Blog: Marbled Murrelets—The Sounds of Silence


By Bob Ferris Those times when the folks at Cascadia Wildlands are most quiet are generally the times when we are most busy.  That is certainly the case with the marbled murrelet lawsuit over logging in the Elliott and two other state forests in Oregon.  Right now our lawyers are deep into the “discovery” phase … Continue reading Blog: Marbled Murrelets—The Sounds of Silence

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole


For immediate release September 26, 2012 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463               Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495               Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.- Three conservation organizations filed a legal challenge today to halt the controversial Rickard Creek timber sale on Salem Bureau of Land Management lands … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole