Salem Debacle Kicks Off a Very Consequential Year


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

Field Trip to Flat Country Timber Sale — March 14, 2020


Join Cascadia Wildlands for a visit to the Flat Country timber sale, a 5,000 acre logging proposal in the Willamette National Forest. We will spend the day learning about this sale and exploring old forest stands that would be impacted. Attendees will get a hands on lesson in the basics of field surveying for public … Continue reading Field Trip to Flat Country Timber Sale — March 14, 2020

The Need to Update Smokey Bear’s Message


By Michael Cook, Cascadia Wildlands intern “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” Smokey Bear began bellowing his evergreen slogan in 1947. The blue jeans wearing, shovel toting, bear-turned-park ranger has been the official mascot of fire suppression for over 70 years now. Smokey’s message had good intentions: practice responsible fire safety measures. The commercials featuring … Continue reading The Need to Update Smokey Bear’s Message

Progressive Fire Mgmt. for Healthy Forests & Safe Communities — October 22nd


When: Monday, October 22, 2018  6-8pm Where: Sam Bonds Brewing, 540 East 8th Street Eugene What: Join fire expert Richard Fairbanks for a discussion about the role of progressive fire management in keeping communities safe and maintaining forest resiliency. We’ll explore our region’s historical relationship with fire and possibilities for using commonsense fire management to … Continue reading Progressive Fire Mgmt. for Healthy Forests & Safe Communities — October 22nd

Fall Creek Fire Ecology Hike — October 14th


Join Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands on a fall hike through old-growth forests affected by the 2003 Clark Fire near Fall Creek in the Willamette National Forest. This area is well known for its lush and beautiful creek-side trail, which we’ll experience while exploring the natural recovery of this diverse area after the fire. We’ll … Continue reading Fall Creek Fire Ecology Hike — October 14th

On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel   I’m sitting in the Drake Peak fire lookout tower in Oregon's Fremont-Winema National Forest for a long weekend with my young kids, taking in the wind-swept views while they explore the mountain, and watching a forest fire burn. As the sun sets it makes Mount Shasta glow … Continue reading On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout