Press Release: Legal Action Taken to Halt Thurston Hills Logging in Springfield, OR


For Immediate ReleaseAugust 17, 2020 ContactNick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314.482.3746, nick@cascwild.orgDoug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org  Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild File Legal Challenge Against the Thurston Hills Timber SaleLitigation comes as BLM refuses to alter timber sale despite Court rebuke for wildfire risk and logging proposed trail system Springfield, OR | — In the midst … Continue reading Press Release: Legal Action Taken to Halt Thurston Hills Logging in Springfield, OR

FIELD REPORT / BLOG: Quartzville-Middle Santiam Old-Growth on the Chopping Block


Proposed Quartzville-Middle Santiam (QMS) Timber Sale Project: Field Check Trip, July 2020 by Chelsea Stewart-Fusek Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 On a gorgeous day earlier this month, the Willamette Valley Broadband of Great Old Broads for Wilderness joined the Cascadia Wildlands field checking team to survey some of the units in the QMS timber … Continue reading FIELD REPORT / BLOG: Quartzville-Middle Santiam Old-Growth on the Chopping Block

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

INTERN-al UPDATE: A Snowy Field Check in Flat Country


By Courtney Kaltenbach Field Checking Intern for Cascadia Wildlands, Spring 2020 On a cool Saturday morning, over twenty people met in the Cascadia parking lot to prepare to go out on the first public field checking trip of the year into the Flat Country timber sale. Covid-19 had been declared an international pandemic three days … Continue reading INTERN-al UPDATE: A Snowy Field Check in Flat Country

Report Back from Basecamp


By Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer This August, 30 Cascadians gathered together for a weekend in a backyard timber sale to learn about field checking for forest defense. Cascadia Wildlands’ first ever Field Checking Basecamp brought together forest lovers from across the state for a weekend of field surveying, skill sharing, and community building in public … Continue reading Report Back from Basecamp

N126 Timber Sale


N126 Timber Sale Thank you to everyone that submitted comments on this project and helped field check this massive area! Stay tuned for opportunities to help push back on the Trump/Bureau of Land Management logging agenda for our public forests in western Oregon. KEY INFO Located in coastal rainforest north of Highway 126 33,000 acre … Continue reading N126 Timber Sale

Federal Timber Sale Challenges


Below is a sample of some of our recent timber sale challenges. We will update this list periodically! Lower Grave Timber Sale: The Lower Grave timber sale is a Medford District Bureau of Land Management sale targeting old-growth forests near the Rogue River in southern Oregon. The sale targets old-growth forests inhabited by the northern … Continue reading Federal Timber Sale Challenges