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

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

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

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

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Abuse of “Ecological Forestry” on our Public Lands in Western Oregon


By Nick Cady, Legal Director   The conservation community in the Northwest was incredibly excited by Cascadia’s legal victory over the White Castle timber sale.  Not just because of the couple hundred acres of old growth forest that were saved from clearcutting, but because of the potentially important precedent the case set concerning logging old … Continue reading Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Abuse of “Ecological Forestry” on our Public Lands in Western Oregon

White Castle in the News


by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press   A timber project aimed at testing new harvesting strategies on federal forests was rejected by a federal judge. A federal judge has overturned the approval of a timber project that environmentalists claim is a “test case” for increased logging of mature forests.   The White Castle project calls for … Continue reading White Castle in the News

Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court


Press Release: March 17, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Judge Rejects "Eco-Forestry" Clearcutting on O&C Lands Controversial "variable retention regeneration harvest" clearcuts in White Castle timber sale declared illegal; conservationists win on all counts. A US District Court judge has ruled in favor of conservation groups Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands in … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court

Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen February 21, 2013 The Trapper Timber Sale in the Willamette National Forest just won’t go away, Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands says. “This is a like a low-grade horror movie where the zombie keeps coming back from the grave.” The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is taking comments on the old-growth … Continue reading Trapper: Zombie Timber Sale

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