Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court


Press Release: March 17, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Judge Rejects "Eco-Forestry" Clearcutting on O&C Lands Controversial "variable retention regeneration harvest" clearcuts in White Castle timber sale declared illegal; conservationists win on all counts. A US District Court judge has ruled in favor of conservation groups Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands in … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Defeats White Castle Clearcutting in Court

I Am Not Bald… I Just Have a Variable Retention Haircut


By Bob Ferris I am a bald man.  I have been bald so long that my mother once laughed and then said:  You know, I cannot remember what you looked like with hair.  (Thanks, Mom) Therefore, there was a time in my life when I had to deal with the age-old question of whether or … Continue reading I Am Not Bald… I Just Have a Variable Retention Haircut

BLM: Make Up Your Mind on Brush


By Francis Eartherington   When BLM logs our public lands, they determine how logging is done by using a “prescription.” The prescription might be thinning, or it might be clearcutting, or it could be hardwood conversion (e.g., clearcutting alder stands) or density management (thinning in a messier way), or something called Variable Retention Harvest (clearcutting … Continue reading BLM: Make Up Your Mind on Brush