Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles


For immediate release May 16, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675 Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.— Today, three conservation groups challenged the 847-acre Quartz timber sale on the Cottage Grove Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest that targets mature forests. The contested … Continue reading Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles

“Let the Big Trees Alone. Let Them Grow”


 A Report on the Board of Forestry Meeting, 25 April 2018 By Will Watson, WildCAT Volunteer. Last month, Cascadia Wildland’s staff attorney, Gabe Scott, and volunteers John Selove and I travelled up to Salem to a meeting of the Oregon State Board of Forestry. The BOF is the executive board of the Oregon Department of … Continue reading “Let the Big Trees Alone. Let Them Grow”

Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua


by Gabe Scott, In-house Counsel Lone Rock Timber and BLM, shame on you. In what looks like a classic timber grab, Lone Rock Timber has demanded rights to log a swath of huge old-growth trees on public, BLM land. Claiming they need a road to access a part of one of their active clearcuts, Lone … Continue reading Blog: Old Growth Timber Grab on the North Umpqua

Press Release: Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging


For Immediate Release, March 12, 2018 Contacts:       Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182, jlaughlin@cascwild.org Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 604-7739, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, gs@kswild.org   ASHLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander … Continue reading Press Release: Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging

Press Release: Marbled Murrelet Listed as Endangered in Oregon


For Immediate Release, February 9, 2018   Oregon Raises Protections for Rare Seabird Logging, Loss of Prey, Climate Change All Endanger Marbled Murrelet PORTLAND, Ore.— Responding to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to change the status of marbled murrelets from threatened to endangered under the Oregon Endangered … Continue reading Press Release: Marbled Murrelet Listed as Endangered in Oregon

Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill


For immediate release November 1, 2017 Contacts: Gabriel Scott, In-House Counsel, Cascadia Wildlands, 907.491.0856 / gscott@cascwild.org Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844-8182 / jlaughlin@cascwild.org EUGENE, OR – The House of Representatives passed legislation today that will suspend environmental laws to open up previously protected old-growth and recreation areas to clearcut logging. The Orwellian-named “Resilient … Continue reading Press Release: House of Representatives Passes Horrific “Logging without Laws” Bill

Marbled Murrelet Review Suggests Increased Protections!


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Status Review Demonstrates that Marbled Murrelet Urgently Needs Endangered Status In response to a petition from multiple conservation organizations, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has released a status review that demonstrates that the Marbled Murrelet warrants uplisting from threatened to endangered under the Oregon Endangered Species … Continue reading Marbled Murrelet Review Suggests Increased Protections!

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

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