Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

Protecting Forests and Watersheds


The formation of Cascadia Wildlands in 1998 was catalyzed by the lawless practice of clearcutting temperate ancient forests authorized by the Salvage Rider. As a result of this and continuing threats in this arena, we devote much of our efforts towards protecting old forests as they are critical to the survival of species teetering on … Continue reading Protecting Forests and Watersheds

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole


For immediate release September 26, 2012 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463               Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495               Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.- Three conservation organizations filed a legal challenge today to halt the controversial Rickard Creek timber sale on Salem Bureau of Land Management lands … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole

Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War


E&E News by Phil Taylor ROSEBURG, Ore. — On a mist-veiled mountain in western Oregon, pink ribbons mark Douglas fir trees that federal officials hope will revive the area's teetering timber industry and potentially spark a biological renaissance. The Bureau of Land Management this summer plans to begin selling more than 8 million board feet … Continue reading Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War

Press Release: Big Timber Manufactures Timber Volume Crisis in Western Oregon


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2012   Contact: Josh Laughlin (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.844.8182 Sean Stevens (Oregon Wild) – 503.283.6343 ext 211   Big Timber Manufactures Timber Volume Crisis in Western Oregon New logging data highlights inaccurate claims of gridlock by administration, politicians, and industry   Eugene, Ore — With a new plan for Bureau … Continue reading Press Release: Big Timber Manufactures Timber Volume Crisis in Western Oregon

Public Forests: More information


The Northwest has less than 20% of its original forests remaining after decades of intense industrial logging. The Oregon Coast Range has been hit particularly hard and has lost approximately 95% of its original forests.   Every year, our government sells publicly owned tracks of older forest to private timber corporations. National Forests managed by … Continue reading Public Forests: More information