Stop the Pipe! A Weekend of Direct Action Against LNG Exports

Hey all! We are thrilled to announce an upcoming weekend of trainings, panels, and action against a proposed fracked gas pipeline that will cross almost 300 miles of beautiful southern Oregon. 

Across the state, fossil fuel and pipeline corporations are trying to sell us on their plans to export fracked gas through our communities, forests, and rivers. This fall, we’re turning up the heat and taking direct action to send the message that we won’t allow our communities to be sacrificed for fossil fuels!

Join 350 Eugene, Southern Oregon Rising Tide, and Cascadia Forest Defenders for a weekend of direct action to stop LNG exports October 16-19 in Eugene. We’re gathering for three days of direct action trainings, workshops, panels and more.

We will learn, share ideas, and prepare to defend the communities, lands and waters where we live. We’ll learn how to plan our own actions, and will participate in an action to oppose LNG exports on Monday, October 19th.

WHERE: Irving Grange (1011 Irvington Dr, Eugene, OR 97404)
BRING: Yourself, a friend, and the fire of revolution!
WHEN: October 16 to 19

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No New Animal Lab!

Our friends with the No New Animal Lab campaign are organizing a mass mobilization and we hope you'll join us in supporting them!

The 2nd March on the University of Washington will take place on Friday, October 2nd. UW will be in its first week of Fall Term, students and faculty will be returning, and freshman will be starting anew. University administration would like the new academic year to kick off without a hitch, and they celebrate this homecoming with their annual Dawg Daze week of events. But public pressure against the lab will follow them into the new year. There is no turning back, and the 2nd March on the University of Washington will make that abundantly clear.

On April 25th for the first March on UW, 500 people took to the streets to show broad public advocacy for animals and opposition to UW and Skanska’s plans. It was a watershed moment for the animal liberation movement. On October 2nd, let's increase those numbers, increase the pressure, and employ mass action to stop this lab. There is no distance that is too far to travel. Take off work. Skip class. Join us in Seattle. 

We will show solidarity. We will stop this lab. Where will you be?

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Upcoming Events!

Howdy all! We hope your summers were full of tall trees, cold rivers, and rebellious company. As always, we have a lot going on this fall. We're excited and you should be too! Keep an eye on our Facebook page ( In the meantime, be sure to add these awesome events to your calendars!    

Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow

September 25 @ 7pm @ Old Nick's

BFC's Campaign Coordinator Mike Mease is on the road in September and October for a roadshow to Washington, Oregon and California to share music, stories, video and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. He's joined by musicians Goodshield and Mignon Geli for what promise to be very special events.

Donations accepted at the door.
Old Nick's, 211 Washington, Eugene

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Hike the Pipe!
August 22 - September 26

A group of concerned and passionate Oregonians are hiking through 232 miles of our beautiful state to protest the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) pipeline and export terminal that is proposed to cut through southwestern Oregon, from Klamath Falls to Coos Bay. They're hiking the route of the pipeline, documenting their interaction with the individuals, communities and ecosystems threatened by the project.

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12th Annual Ancient Forest Hoedown

October 17 @ 6pm @ Avalon Stables
Contra Dance Music from the Slippery Slope String Band with a dance caller Rosie Sweetman. Barn Dance for all skill levels. More live music from the Dirty Dandelions. Vegetarian Dinner & Desserts. Locally crafted Libations. Circus Acts. Sack Race. Fun for the whole family!

$15-$30 sliding scale
Avalon Horse Stables, 80143 Hazelton, Cottage Grove

Hosted by the Cascadia Forest Defenders

Banner Criticizes Heavy Logging On Deschutes National Forest Near Bend

This morning, activists with Cascadia Forest Defenders hung a banner across Cascade Lakes Highway in protest of the Forest Service’s plans to clearcut and log old growth on public land. The banner reads “Blue Marks = Proposed Cuts! Forests Need Old Growth.”  Some of the trees slated for cutting are visible directly from the road and are marked by blue paint on about four miles along Cascade lakes highway. 

Cascadia Forest Defenders demands a stop to commercial logging on the Deschutes National Forest and on all public lands. “It is unacceptable for these supposed stewards of the forest to continue clearcutting sensitive species habitat, targeting old large-diameter trees, fragmenting ancient ecosystems, and denying Oregon recreationalists access to the places they love,” activist Richard Hayley said.   

The "Lex Vegetation Management Project" and the "West Bend Vegetation Management Project" are two controversial timber sales in the Deschutes National Forest. The Lex timber sale proposes 6,500 acres of commercial logging only about 10 miles from Bend. The sale includes potential Northern Spotted Owl habitat and stands of never-before-logged forest. Other parts of the sale have been logged in the past and are just now beginning to recover – they should be left to grow. 

The 25,000-acre West Bend timber sale includes about 14,000 acres of very heavy logging and clearcutting. The sale runs alongside the Deschutes River near Lava Island, a popular recreation area. It is comprised of mostly of a thriving, healthy and mature forest.

Both timber sales are home to deer, elk, bear, grouse, American marten, Northern goshawk, and black-backed woodpecker. These areas also suffer from drought, stream damage by past logging, and are especially vulnerable to soil erosion and other consequences of timber harvest.  

“The West Bend and Lex sales are very alarming to us,” said activist Erin Grady. “How can the Forest Service justifiably cut 31,500 acres of fragile forest on public land? Do they really think that the scores of Oregonians who hike, camp, and bike in Central Oregon want this to happen?”

The mismanagement of the Deschutes National Forest is inexcusable. Clearcutting, salvage logging, and suppressing healthy and natural wildfires are practices that benefit the timber industry, not ecosystems.