Cascadia Wildlands

Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Filmmaker Clemens Schenk on Grey Wolf OR7's Historic Journey

In 2011, the grey wolf known as OR7 became the first wolf to enter California in nearly a century. Documentary filmmaker Clemens Schenk examines that trek and the role of wolves in the wider ecosystem in OR7 – The Journey. He speaks with Eric Alan, before the film screens at the Bijou Art Cinemas on Thursday, September 18th.

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forest policy
8:56 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Should Controversial Southern Oregon Timber Harvest Become Regional Model?

The BLM's Buck Rising timber sale abuts private timber clear cuts, which critics say both impact the same watersheds.
Credit Devan Schwartz / Earthfix

A controversial method of logging is being tested on a Bureau of Land Management forest in Southern Oregon. The idea is to remove trees in the same way nature does. It’s being touted as a model for the Pacific Northwest.

Critics say it’s just a new twist on the same old problem: too much logging and not enough environmental protection.

Steep hillsides slant toward a bright blue sky. This section of forest, known as the Buck Rising site, is a checkboard landscape. It ranges from intact forests, to stands of thinned trees, to clearcuts.

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Economy
4:55 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill

Public land advocates hold signs protesting Senator Wyden's O and C Legislation.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Conservationists from across the nation are in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Public lands advocates took this opportunity to protest a logging bill sponsored by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Today (Friday) more than 50 people marched from the Knight Law Center to the Federal Courthouse.

The protesters are opposed to plans to increase logging on public forestlands in western Oregon. Self proclaimed "tree sitters" are part of the rally. So are fishery managers and scientists.

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