Climbing the Quartz Timber Sale


The Quartz Timber sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place in the Umpqua National Forest. The timber sale proposes to commercially log and burn older forest in the Cottage Grove Ranger District. We believe that insufficient consideration was given to the presence of imperiled spotted owls and red tree voles, both species … Continue reading Climbing the Quartz Timber Sale

Deep Thoughts with Cascadia’s Summer Interns


Corinne Milinovich and Kristen Sabo, 2017 Summer Legal Interns The 2017 Cascadia Wildlands summer was filled with countless Oregon adventures, great conversations, and monumental educational growth for us both. We had the privilege of drafting complaints and settlement memos, executing public information requests, drafting litigation memos, refining our legal research skills, drafting a northern spotted … Continue reading Deep Thoughts with Cascadia’s Summer Interns

Field Checking the Quartz Timber Sale


  The Quartz Timber Sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place on our public lands in the Umpqua National Forest on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.  The proposed sale will commercially log and then burn forests up to 130 years in age.  Folks here at Cascadia were concerned about the potential short … Continue reading Field Checking the Quartz Timber Sale

Press Release: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public


For immediate release July 3, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 On July 3 during a work session in Salem, the Capital Construction Subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee unanimously advanced $100 million in state bonding revenue to protect the 82,500-Elliott State Forest and keep it from being privatized. The vote followed … Continue reading Press Release: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public

Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River


June 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (314) 482-3746 Medford BLM Old-Growth Timber Sale Faces Legal Challenge Groups Oppose the Government Returning to Old-Growth Logging Today a coalition of conservation organizations representing tens of thousands of Oregonians filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to halt the … Continue reading Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River

Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep Forest Public!


For immediate release May 9, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, 541.844.8182 State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Ditch Elliott State Forest Privatization Proposal, Advance Public Ownership Solution In a 3-0 vote today, the Oregon State Land Board, made up of Governor Kate Brown, Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, terminated the protocol … Continue reading Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep Forest Public!

Press Release: Conservation Organizations Enthusiastic about Governor’s Plan for the Elliott


For Immediate Release May 4, 2017 Contacts:   Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 Doug Moore, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, (503) 729-5175   Salem, OR – The Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) is pleased to see the plan released today from the Governor’s office regarding the Elliott State Forest. As a coalition, we care deeply … Continue reading Press Release: Conservation Organizations Enthusiastic about Governor’s Plan for the Elliott

Oregon Senate Passes Suction Dredge Reform Bill


For immediate release April 10, 2017   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463   Salem, OR – The Oregon Senate passed legislation today to protect sensitive salmon and lamprey habitat from suction dredge mining. The Suction Dredge Reform bill (SB 3-A Engrossed) balances the cultural heritage of mining in Oregon with impacts to native fish … Continue reading Oregon Senate Passes Suction Dredge Reform Bill

Press Release: Judge Says Timber Sale Near Crater Lake Could Harm Wildlife


For Immediate Release March 21, 2017 Contacts:   Robin Meacher, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463, robin@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 485-2471, mellgren@westernlaw.org   Eugene, Ore. – A U.S. District Court in Eugene has issued an order requiring the Umpqua National Forest to more comprehensively study environmental … Continue reading Press Release: Judge Says Timber Sale Near Crater Lake Could Harm Wildlife

Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Bob Sallinger, 503.380.9728 or bsallinger@audubonportland.org  Josh Laughlin, 541.844.8182 or jlaughlin@cascwild.org  Doug Moore, 503.729.5175 or dmoore@olcv.org    Conservation groups decry vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest  Governor puts forward solid plan to keep 83,000-acre forest public.   Salem, Oregon—February 15, 2017 – A broad coalition of … Continue reading Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest