Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016


Photos by Jacob Ritley, Tongass Groundtruth Expedition, 2016. Thanks to LUSH Foundation for their generous support. Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago is made up of thousands of islands large and small. Small boats and floatplanes are the dominant modes of transportation.  Old-growth clearcutting is ongoing this summer on the Big Thorne timber sale, Prince of Wales Island.  … Continue reading Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016

Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest


by Alaska Legal Director Gabe Scott [updated 9/8] TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA— Lots to report from our ground-truthing trek last week into Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. We spent a week on Wrangell, Revilla and Prince of Wales Islands with colleagues investigating proposed and active old-growth logging projects. This was a trip to the edge of the cresting … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Leads Ground-truth Expedition into Fabled Tongass National Forest

Lawsuit Challenges Alaska Road Project from Ketchikan to Shelter Cove


For Immediate Release, April 14, 2016   Contact:     Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, larry.edwards@greenpeace.org Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856, gscott@cascwild.org Dune Lankard, Center for Biological Diversity, (907) 952-5265, dlankard@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Challenges Road Project From Ketchikan to Shelter Cove   KETCHIKAN, Alaska  Five environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Alaska Road Project from Ketchikan to Shelter Cove

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 CONTACTS Gabe Scott | Cascadia Wildlands | gscott@cascwild.org | (907) 491-0856 Tom Waldo | Earthjustice | twaldo@earthjustice.org | (907) 500‐7123 Niel Lawrence | Natural Resources Defense Council | nlawrence@nrdc.org | (360) 534‐9900 Buck Lindekugel | Southeast Alaska Conservation Council | buck@seacc.org | (907) 586‐6942 Catalina Tresky | Defenders of … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska


Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska

Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers


Bob Ferris   Recently I posted something on Facebook about the peril faced by marine fish species in British Columbia due to record ocean temperatures (see Record North Pacific Temperatures Threatening B.C. Marine Species) and a new friend reposted it with a query about what she called “thermal damns.” It was a classic Freudian slip, … Continue reading Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers

WTF?!


By Gabe Scott   Cascadia Wildlands filed a lawsuit today to stop the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. Big Thorne is by far the largest logging project on the Tongass National Forest since the region’s two pulp mills closed about 20 years ago.   The … Continue reading WTF?!

Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip


By Bob Ferris   I grew to semi-adulthood in the 1960s deep in the shadow of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane-energized Bay Area. How deep?  Well Santana played as a backup band at a dance at my high school during my sophomore year.  It also means that Haight-Ashbury was a real place for me … Continue reading Paranoia Strikes the Deep: Our Oceans’ Bad Acid Trip

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