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
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
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
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!
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
For Immediate Release, December 1, 2016 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, email@example.com Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, firstname.lastname@example.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 its prior decision … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections
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, email@example.com Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, firstname.lastname@example.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
For Immediate Release September 30, 2016 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, email@example.com Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495, firstname.lastname@example.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
For immediate release August 9, 2016 Contacts: Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, email@example.com Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, firstname.lastname@example.org John Kober, Pacific Rivers, 503-915-6677, email@example.com Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, email@example.com Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Birzell, The Wilderness Society, 206-348-3597, email@example.com Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon … Continue reading New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged
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!