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

Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon


For Immediate Release  May 16, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, ttrue@earthjustice.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, brown@westernlaw.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org   Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, 541-689-2000, fish1ifr@aol.com Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490, sholmer@abcbirds.org … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon

Press Release: BLM to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon


For Immediate Release April 12, 2016   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands 541-844-8182, jlaughlin@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Conservation & Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org Joseph Vaile, Executive Director, Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org   Bureau of Land Management to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon Clean water, wildlife protections, and recreation suffer … Continue reading Press Release: BLM to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon

Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest


by Robin Meacher, Cascadia Wildlands' Wildlands Campaign Director   The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) continues to forge ahead with the sale of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest located east of Coos Bay. While conservation groups, school children, recreationists and hunters and anglers continue to enjoy the Elliott for the host of opportunities it … Continue reading Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest

Stand Up for Public Lands!


In the midst of the ridiculous scene unfolding at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, bigger, darker, and more intelligent forces are working to give away our public lands.  Our public lands, our National Forests, our Wildlife Refuges, our National Parks, our Wild and Scenic Rivers, these are cherished and revered places across the Northwest.  They … Continue reading Stand Up for Public Lands!

Public Lands Rallies Planned Across Oregon


#RefugeRally Announced for Tuesday, Jan 19th Public will gather to support Malheur refuge, celebrate national public lands OREGON/WASHINGTON- Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon and Washington Tuesday, January 19th at noon. The public is invited to join this statewide event expressing appreciation for national public lands, their … Continue reading Public Lands Rallies Planned Across Oregon

Mt. June/Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area Threatened with Old-Growth Clearcutting


 Some of our favorite hikes here at Cascadia Wildlands wind through the Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area just southeast of Eugene.  Hardesty is one of the closest old-growth, roadless areas you can access from Eugene, and is a favorite of hikers and mountain bikers alike.  We have worked for years to safeguard this area for its … Continue reading Mt. June/Hardesty Mountain Roadless Area Threatened with Old-Growth Clearcutting

Goose Timber Sale is Back!


Two years ago the community of McKenzie Bridge was surprised to find pending timber harvest signs on their property boundaries with the Willamette National Forest.  The community started askng questions and realized that the Forest Service had planned a massive timber harvest that entirely surrounded the town.  The sale involved mature forest clearcutting, extensive riverside … Continue reading Goose Timber Sale is Back!

Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 2.6 million acres of public forests in western Oregon and has recently undertaken efforts to revise all of its forest plans. These plans aim to dramatically increase timber harvests by 60% and ressurect the archaic practices of clearcutting older forests.   The draft of the proposed plan … Continue reading Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision

Blog: Loaf(er)ing around the North Umpqua


by Jaclyn Hise and Amanda Martino, Cascadia Wildlands summer legal interns      Our first overnight field excursion as summer interns was visiting the Loafer timber sale in the Umpqua National Forest in the southern Oregon Cascades near the Umpqua Hot Springs. The units to be logged span both sides of the North Umpqua River, … Continue reading Blog: Loaf(er)ing around the North Umpqua