Deep Thoughts with Cascadia’s Summer Interns


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

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

Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations


For Immediate Release March 25, 2016   Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 434-1463 Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper 541-261-2030 Roger Flynn, Mining Action Project 303-823-5738 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity 971-717-6405 Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society (720) 253-8485   Federal Court Upholds Oregon’s Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat Court Finds … Continue reading Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations

“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene


“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum February 4, 2015, 6:30-8 pm • 110 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon Oregon has long been regarded as a state full of natural treasures with ample forests, rivers and mountains. We rely on Wilderness to provide clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, recreation and solitude. Wilderness is … Continue reading “The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene

DeFazio Leads Effort to Get Obama to Protect Wilderness


The Oregonian by Jeff Mapes, January 24, 2014 Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio is in the forefront of a Democratic effort calling on President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to protect new wilderness areas if Republicans continue bottle up land-protection bills in Congress. DeFazio, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and … Continue reading DeFazio Leads Effort to Get Obama to Protect Wilderness

Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday


November 26, 2013 For Immediate Release   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, 541.844.8182                Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director, 541.643.1309   Eugene, OR — Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands today expressed disappointment with the O&C forest legislation released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that affects management of over two-million acres of public … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday

Oregon Considers Gold Dredge Ban on Salmon Streams


Associated Press by Jeff Barnard, March 5, 2013 GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Gold Rush of the 1850s helped settle Oregon, enticing sailors to jump ship and farmers to take a detour from the Oregon Trail. More than a century later, some state lawmakers want to clamp down harder on modern gold-mining gear known as … Continue reading Oregon Considers Gold Dredge Ban on Salmon Streams

Protecting Oregon’s Rivers from Suction Dredge Mining


Editorial by the Register-Guard March 4, 2013   Nearly a quarter century has passed since Oregon last updated the State Scenic Waterways Program, which increases protection for the state’s most treasured rivers and limits destructive activities such as suction-dredge mining.   The program, overwhelmingly approved by state voters in 1970, is long overdue for an … Continue reading Protecting Oregon’s Rivers from Suction Dredge Mining

Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon


For immediate release February 19, 2013   Contact John Ward, Rogue Flyfishers (Medford), 541.482.2859 Frank Armendariz, River Trail Outfitters (Eugene), 541.228.4084   Salem, OR — Local businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, and conservation organizations applaud the recent introduction of Senate Bill 401 by Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford/Ashland) which would protect 30 rivers as State Scenic Waterways in … Continue reading Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon

Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 844-8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild (503) 283-6343, ext. 202 Pete Wallstrom, Momentum River Expeditions (541) 488-2525 Portland, Oregon   –   A coalition of Oregon conservation organizations is applauding efforts by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to re-introduce a package of protections for several natural … Continue reading Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures