Field Checking 101 Training


Join Cascadia Wildland’s volunteer WildCAT team for a full-day of field checking training in a local forest proposed for timber harvest. Our field checking trainings cover the basics of timber sale monitoring, how to read timber sale proposal and what to look for when exploring a timber sale on the ground. More information & registration here.

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

Highway 46 Timber Sale


Highway 46 Project — Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District About the sale: This timber sale is  located about six miles east of the town of Detroit, Oregon, within over 4,000 acres of forest surrounding the Breitenbush hot springs resort. The sale includes commercial thinning, fuels reduction, and clearcut-style management practices. Our concerns: Much of … Continue reading Highway 46 Timber Sale

Flat Country Timber Sale


Flat Country — Willamette National Forest, McKenzie Ranger District About the sale: This sale proposes 5,001 acres of logging off Hwy 126, approximately 8 miles east of the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. The proposal includes 1,000 acres of “regeneration harvest” (essentially clearcut) and various methods of commercial thinning in forest stands ranging from 40 to … Continue reading Flat Country Timber Sale

Thurston Hills Timber Sale


Thurston Hills “Pedal Power” — Springfield BLM About the sale: This sale will result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clear-cutting) of 100 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 trails on … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale

Great Expectations: the Oldest Trick in the Book


“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” Thomas Jefferson   By Bob Ferris   So much of our attitudes and actions in life are determined by our … Continue reading Great Expectations: the Oldest Trick in the Book

Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass


By Gabe Scott, Alaska Field Director CORDOVA, AK—Big plans are in the works on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest. It seems everyone has some grand scheme in mind for the largest remaining old-growth forest in the country. The Forest Service is planning huge new timber sales, which they say will bridge the gap … Continue reading Delusions of grandeur on the Tongass

Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For immediate release July 2, 2012   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182       Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495       Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, (503) 380-9728       Tanya Sanerib, Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2722         State of Oregon Suspends 10 State … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat