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

The N126 timber sale is located in coastal rainforest north of highway 126 in the Bureau of Land Management’s Siuslaw field office. The BLM is currently planning 25,000 acres of commercial thinning in 30-130 year old Late-Successional Reserve (LSR) forests, which are specifically set aside to for spotted owl habitat and old growth characteristics under … Continue reading N126 Timber Sale

Thurston Hills Timber Sale

Thurston Hills “Pedal Power” — Re-Introduced by the BLM The Thurston Hills timber sale would result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clear-cutting) 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 on one side and to the new … Continue reading Thurston Hills 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

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, Becky Knight , GSACC, (907) 772-9391, Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, (503) 227-2212, Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, Randy Spivak, Center for Biological Diversity, (310) 779-4894, Patricia O'Brien AWA-SE chapter, (907) 789-9405,   PETERSBURG, Alaska … Continue reading Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale