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

Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale


For Immediate Release October 12, 2015   Contact: Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856, gscott@cascwild.org Becky Knight , GSACC, (907) 772-9391, bknight15@hotmail.com Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, (503) 227-2212, oliver@crag.org Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, ledwards@greenpeace.org Randy Spivak, Center for Biological Diversity, (310) 779-4894, rspivak@biologicaldiversity.org Patricia O'Brien AWA-SE chapter, (907) 789-9405, patriciaobrien@gci.net   PETERSBURG, Alaska … Continue reading Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale

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!

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska


Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska

Do Not Let the “Timber Witches” Have the Elliott


By Bob Ferris   “Kathy Jones, Seneca Jones’ co-owner, said her company didn’t bid on the land because her mill needs lumber but because she and her two sisters refused to be bullied by “eco-radical” environmental groups and believed no other timber companies made an offer.” Oregonian April 2, 2014   We do not traditionally … Continue reading Do Not Let the “Timber Witches” Have the Elliott

Crony Capitalism on the Tongass


by Gabe Scott Where is the Tea Party when we need them? I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with two thick Environmental Impact Statements — for the Tonka Timber Sale, and the Big Thorne Timber Sale — out of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. These fellas are a blast from the past, a nostalgic … Continue reading Crony Capitalism on the Tongass

Scientists Blast Tongass Deal in House


  Scientists blast Tongass deal in House omnibus package   Published: Monday, June 18, 2012   Phil Taylor, E&E reporter     A group of more than 300 scientists has warned that a proposal to transfer old-growth stands in the Tongass National Forest to a native-owned corporation would allow harmful clear-cutting and could damage the … Continue reading Scientists Blast Tongass Deal in House