Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Jan. 23, 2021. The ferns were sprouting already. Green fronds poked out in stark contrast with the charred trees of the McKenzie watershed. Yet despite the signs of new life, it was difficult not to feel as though this watershed had been forever transformed as … Continue reading Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab

BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms


by Rebecca White, Wildlands Director As we move into the post-wildfire season here in western Oregon, I am thinking of having some bumper stickers printed up. Maybe, “Gaia Knows Best.” Or perhaps, “What Would Gaia Do?” In the aftermath of this year’s big fires, I want to share the idea that when the land has … Continue reading BLOG: After the Fires, the Birds and the Blooms

Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Sept. 26, 2020. In the midst of a historic fire season that has left millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead across the West, it is time for our community to start asking some tough questions, especially this one: What is driving the wildfires … Continue reading Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Mt. Hood Logging


Cascadia Wildlands and our allies Bark and Oregon Wild prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today federal court in a long-running legal battle over the Crystal Clear logging project on the eastern slopes of Mount Hood. The logging project encompassed nearly 12,000 acres of public land in the Mount Hood National Forest, and … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Blocks Mt. Hood Logging

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


* The deadline for this action has past. * This hike has already happened. Our field checking intern wrote up a blog post from the visit to Flat Country. Check it out! Join Cascadia Wildlands for a visit to the Flat Country timber sale, a 5,000 acre logging proposal in the Willamette National Forest. We … 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