Did you know that the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) oversees 10 million acres of some of the most magnificent forests in the world? These forests filter our drinking water and store more carbon than nearly any other living ecosystem. They help our planet adapt to the changing climate. Unfortunately, ODF’s current leadership is skirting … Continue reading Demand that the Oregon Department of Forestry Do Better!
A Recap of What Went Down This Legislative Session by Alexander Harris, Forest Policy Consultant for Cascadia Wildlands Last week, the Oregon Legislature ended its short session early, lacking the requisite number of legislators to pass any of the bills being considered. Two weeks prior, Republican members of the State House and Senate fled the … Continue reading Salem Debacle Kicks Off a Very Consequential Year
Old-Growth Timber Sale Above Rogue River Deemed Illegal Federal Judge Finds BLM Failed to Consider Approach to Reducing Fire Threat On the evening of July 2, Oregon Federal District Judge Michael McShane issued a legal order effectively halting the “Lower Graves” old-growth timber sale proposed above the popular lower Rogue River in the Grants Pass … Continue reading Legal Victory: Lower Grave Timber Sale Halted
Lawsuit Says BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors challenge the Pedal Power timber sale in the Thurston Hills February 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Eugene — Today, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild filed a lawsuit … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!
For immediate release May 16, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, (541) 344-0675 Reed Wilson, Benton Forest Coalition, (541) 754-3254 EUGENE, Ore.— Today, three conservation groups challenged the 847-acre Quartz timber sale on the Cottage Grove Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest that targets mature forests. The contested … Continue reading Press Release: Quartz Timber Sale Challenged Over Impacts to Red Tree Voles
For Immediate Release, December 1, 2016 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, email@example.com Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections Rulemaking Initiated to Protect Imperiled Seabird on State, Private Lands EUGENE, Ore.— The Oregon Board of Forestry has reversed its prior decision … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections
Bob Ferris interview on the Mark McKelvey Show on July 10, 2012. He and Mark talk about timber, coal, LNG and jobs in Coos Bay. The 40-minute interview starts at about minute 11 and can be heard by clicking here.
July 9, 2012 The Eugene Register-Guard by Karen McCown A Eugene lumber company is among forest industry firms intervening in a lawsuit filed in federal court by environmental groups against Gov. John Kitzhaber and state land and forest management agencies. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken last week granted a request by Eugene-based Seneca … Continue reading Timber Firms Join Murrelet Lawsuit
Naomi Klein in her book Shock Doctrine laid out a recipe for our destruction: Take a real or manufactured crisis, add economic interests with political clout, and apply both towards a bend-over-backwards Congress and a panicked public. The end result being economic interests allowed to cause us more harm and make even more money in … Continue reading The Carbon Curtain Coalition
By Gabriel Scott, Alaska Report February 5th, 2007 Alaska's newest road to nowhere is nearing a decision. Public comments are pouring in and the town is abuzz about the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, a.k.a. the Shepard Point Road Project, a controversial proposed 4.5 mile road and deep … Continue reading Cordovans, Fishermen Cry Foul On Proposed Road, Port A Wolf In Shepard’s Clothing