Press Release: Oregon Wilderness and River Protections Signed into Law by President


Devil’s Staircase, Molalla, Lower Rogue, Chetco, Elk among wildlands and waterways permanently protected For immediate release March 12, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182; jlaughlin@cascwild.org Eugene, OR – Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping public lands package that passed the US House and Senate in February. Included in the nation-wide … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wilderness and River Protections Signed into Law by President

Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon


Measures part of public lands package will designate wilderness and wild and scenic rivers in Oregon and to honor legendary stewards of the North Umpqua River Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers, 503-307-1137 Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company, 541-399-6442 Eugene, OR (February 12, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a public lands … Continue reading Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon

Goose Timber Sale is Back!


Two years ago the community of McKenzie Bridge was surprised to find pending timber harvest signs on their property boundaries with the Willamette National Forest.  The community started askng questions and realized that the Forest Service had planned a massive timber harvest that entirely surrounded the town.  The sale involved mature forest clearcutting, extensive riverside … Continue reading Goose Timber Sale is Back!

Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 2.6 million acres of public forests in western Oregon and has recently undertaken efforts to revise all of its forest plans. These plans aim to dramatically increase timber harvests by 60% and ressurect the archaic practices of clearcutting older forests.   The draft of the proposed plan … Continue reading Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision

Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill


The Statesman Journal by Zach Urness June 25, 2015   Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill today that would provide new environmental protections for 200,000 acres of land and 250 miles of river in the Beaver State.   The Oregon Wildlands Act would create one new wilderness area in the Coast … Continue reading Wyden, Merkley Introduce New Oregon Wilderness Bill

“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene


“The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum February 4, 2015, 6:30-8 pm • 110 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon Oregon has long been regarded as a state full of natural treasures with ample forests, rivers and mountains. We rely on Wilderness to provide clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, recreation and solitude. Wilderness is … Continue reading “The Future of Wilderness in Oregon,” a Community Forum on Feb. 4 in Eugene

KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase


KLCC Radio by Rachael McDonald On August 22, Cascadia Wildlands led KLCC reporter Rachael McDonald down into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wildernes. We got her down and back in one day with only minor bruises and scrapes. She put together a radio segment that that showcases this unique area in the Oregon Coast Range that … Continue reading KLCC Hikes into Devil’s Staircase

Press Release: Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Passes Senate Through Unanimous Consent


For immediate release June 20, 2013 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 Washington, DC — The US Senate has approved the creation of the 30,500-acre Devil’s Staircase Wilderness through unanimous consent, marking a major milestone in the long-running effort to protect this spectacular wild area in Oregon’s Coast Range. The Devil’s Staircase area is named … Continue reading Press Release: Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Passes Senate Through Unanimous Consent

Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 844-8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild (503) 283-6343, ext. 202 Pete Wallstrom, Momentum River Expeditions (541) 488-2525 Portland, Oregon   –   A coalition of Oregon conservation organizations is applauding efforts by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to re-introduce a package of protections for several natural … Continue reading Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures

Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake


The Register-Guard by Kelly Ardis                                                                                                                          SPRINGFIELD — The spirit of early Oregon preservationist John Breckenridge Waldo was alive and well at a public hearing in Springfield Thursday night that could help decide … Continue reading Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake