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

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!

Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company


For Immediate Release, December 20, 2016   Contact:          Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746                        Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, (503) 380-9728   Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company  Old-Growth Clearcutting Stopped to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets   EUGENE, Ore.— A U.S. District Court in Eugene has … Continue reading Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company

Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections


For Immediate Release, December 1, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org   Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections Rulemaking Initiated to Protect Imperiled Seabird on State, Private Lands   EUGENE, Ore.— The Oregon Board of Forestry has reversed … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections

Science Review Begins for Northwest Forest Plan Revision


For Immediate Release November 10, 2016   Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis review begins Will help inform forest management efforts in Pacific Northwest   Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.org    Portland, Ore.–Today, the United States Forest Service released for public and heightened peer review its … Continue reading Science Review Begins for Northwest Forest Plan Revision

Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For Immediate Release September 30, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org               Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiveristy.org               Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 212               Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, 503-380-9728   Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Board of Forestry for Failing to … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat

New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged


For immediate release August 9, 2016 Contacts:  Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, brown@westernlaw.org  Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, ttrue@earthjustice.org  John Kober, Pacific Rivers, 503-915-6677, john@pacificrivers.org  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org Megan Birzell, The Wilderness Society, 206-348-3597, megan_birzell@tws.org Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon … Continue reading New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged

BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!


by Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director On August 5, the Bureau of Land Management signed a new management plan for western Oregon.  Cascadia Wildlands and our conservation allies protested the initial draft of this plan, but the BLM's decision yesterday largely ignored all our points of contention.   From a broad perspective, the plan will … Continue reading BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!

Greater Protections Sought for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon


For Immediate Release June 21, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746              Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity, 928-522-3681               Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 212               Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, 503-380-9728   Greater Protections Sought … Continue reading Greater Protections Sought for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon