BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield


For Immediate Release 5/18/2020 Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands, (727) 432-5767, sam@cascwild.org Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Thurston Hills Timber Sale Moves Forward in Midst of Global Health Crisis Despite Community Opposition Springfield, OR – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made a … Continue reading BLM Attempting to Clearcut Thurston Hills Again Despite Fire Risk to Springfield

Thurston Hills Timber Sale


Thurston Hills aka “Pedal Power” Timber Sale is next to Springfield, OR Neighborhood: Re-Introduced by the BLM The Thurston Hills timber sale would result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clearcutting) of 109-acres of middle-aged forest immediately adjacent to Willamalane’s recently opened 655-acre Thurston Hills Natural Area. Next to a neighborhood on 79th Street in Springfield … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale

WildChats with Cascadia!


During the COVID-19 pandemic and this time of social distancing, Cascadia Wildlands is still committed to connecting with our community. While we can’t meet in person, connect with us online for WildChats with Cascadia staff, volunteers and allies! This July, join the Cascadia team for campaign deep dives, skill-building workshops and panels featuring experts and … Continue reading WildChats with Cascadia!

Legal Victory: Thurston Hills Timber Sale Defeated in Court


For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org   Court Rules BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors defeat BLM’s Thurston Hills timber sale Eugene, Or. — On Wednesday, Judge Michael McShane ruled … Continue reading Legal Victory: Thurston Hills Timber Sale Defeated in Court

In Our Backyard Town Hall Discussion


Join Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and FUSEE for a town hall discussion about the impacts of land management practices on our local public lands. Panelists involved in timber sale monitoring, wildfire science, and public lands defense will discuss issues regarding recreation, conservation, and fire safety in public forests managed by the Bureau of Land Management. … Continue reading In Our Backyard Town Hall Discussion

Press Release: Community Members Mobilize for Public Lands Town Hall!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15th2019 Contact: Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 Tomoko Sekiguchi, Climate Revolutions by Bike, 541.334.4660 Sue Hartman, local Thurston area resident,541.741.1210 On Thursday, April 18thfrom 6-8pm, bikers, conservation groups, students, and Springfield area locals will join in a discussion at Springfield City Hall about timber sales and local forest management.The Town Hall … Continue reading Press Release: Community Members Mobilize for Public Lands Town Hall!

Town Hall Discussion: Local Timber Sales, Public Lands, & Wildfire Safety – April 18, 2019


Join Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and FUSEE for a town hall discussion about the impacts of land management practices on our local public lands. Panelists involved in timber sale monitoring, wildfire science, and public lands defense will discuss issues regarding recreation, conservation, and fire safety in public forests managed by the Bureau of Land Management. … Continue reading Town Hall Discussion: Local Timber Sales, Public Lands, & Wildfire Safety – April 18, 2019

Timber Mandates Recklessly Ignore Common Interest


From Register-Guard, October 11 2018 By Dylan Plummer The “Pedal Power” timber sale is yet another example of destructive forest management on our nearby public lands being justified by Bureau of Land Management because of the increased timber quotas imposed on the agency. The sale will result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clear-cutting) of … Continue reading Timber Mandates Recklessly Ignore Common Interest