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 Take Action! Send in your comments about this project to the BLM KEY INFO Located in coastal rainforest north of Highway 126 33,000 acre project area: 25,200 acres in Siuslaw Field Office, 6,300 acres in Mary’s Peak Field Office Targets for Commercial Logging: Late-Successional Reserve (LSR) = forest set aside to become … 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

Hike & Bike the Threatened Thurston Hills Trails – November 3rd

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US WHAT: Join Cascadia and Climate Justice League for a visit to the proposed Thurston Hills clearcut timber sale. The Springfield Bureau of Land Management is planning to clearcut log 100 acres of this public forest within Willamalane biking/hiking trails and directly adjacent to the Thurston Hills Natural Area. Cascadia Wildlands … Continue reading Hike & Bike the Threatened Thurston Hills Trails – November 3rd

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

Protecting our Federal Forests

Cascadia Wildlands first grew out of a movement to protect old-growth forests on our federal forest lands outside of Eugene, Oregon. These efforts that began nearly 20 years ago continue to be the bread and butter of our organization and the backbone for the protection of clean water, recreation, imperiled species, and threatened ecosystems in … Continue reading Protecting our Federal Forests