Press Release: Over 100 “Kayaktivists” and Community Members Protest Old-Growth Logging

October 8, 2022

Leaburg, OREGON — Today, a “kayaktivist” flotilla of over 100 concerned community members rallied on the McKenzie River to protest an old-growth logging sale in the Willamette National Forest. The Flat Country project, proposed by the U.S. Forest Service, targets over 2,000 acres of old-growth and mature forests for logging across the headwaters of the McKenzie River. The agency could auction the old growth to be cut at any moment.   Attendees held up signs from boats and kayaks, and unfurled a large banner declaring “Forest Defense is Watershed Defense”, to draw attention to the logging sale’s impact on downstream drinking water.

Press Release: Mature and old-growth logging sale undermines Biden climate policy; threatens McKenzie River, habitat

August 2, 2022 — Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The vast majority of the proposed logging would be in mature and old-growth forests, with over 1,000 acres of clearcutting, even though President Biden this year ordered his administration to prioritize conserving these forests as a crucial climate protection.

VICTORY! Court Halts Roadside Post-fire Logging Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 5, 2021 Contacts:Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, Lead Counsel,, 503-348-7928Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands,, 314-482-3746Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild,, 541-915-2329Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper,, 503-890-1683 Judge … Continue reading VICTORY! Court Halts Roadside Post-fire Logging Project

Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest

  Press Release For Immediate Release: November 13, 2014   Contacts:  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 503.327.4923, Laura King, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, … Continue reading Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest