Thriving with Wildfires


INTRODUCTION Wildfire has always been a necessary and vital part of the forest ecosystems of the American West, and the plants and animals that call these forests home have evolved to co-exist and thrive with all types of wildfire. The native peoples of the Northwest used fire for millennia to maintain food, medicine, and wildlife … Continue reading Thriving with Wildfires

BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms


by Rebecca White, Wildlands Director As we move into the post-wildfire season here in western Oregon, I am thinking of having some bumper stickers printed up. Maybe, “Gaia Knows Best.” Or perhaps, “What Would Gaia Do?” In the aftermath of this year’s big fires, I want to share the idea that when the land has … Continue reading BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms

Progressive Fire Mgmt. for Healthy Forests & Safe Communities — October 22nd


When: Monday, October 22, 2018  6-8pm Where: Sam Bonds Brewing, 540 East 8th Street Eugene What: Join fire expert Richard Fairbanks for a discussion about the role of progressive fire management in keeping communities safe and maintaining forest resiliency. We’ll explore our region’s historical relationship with fire and possibilities for using commonsense fire management to … Continue reading Progressive Fire Mgmt. for Healthy Forests & Safe Communities — October 22nd

On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel   I’m sitting in the Drake Peak fire lookout tower in Oregon's Fremont-Winema National Forest for a long weekend with my young kids, taking in the wind-swept views while they explore the mountain, and watching a forest fire burn. As the sun sets it makes Mount Shasta glow … Continue reading On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout