Nov. 30th Film Screening - Battle in Seattle & Breaking The Spell

Join us for the 15th anniversary of the protest against the World Trade Organization in Seattle. With the beginning of the climate talks in Paris, many similarities exist between now and then. We will be showing two films on two walls of the protests in '99. Battle in Seattle is a Hollywood portrayal of activist and cop drama. Breaking the Spell is by local filmmaker Tim Lewis and will showcase raw footage taken on the streets. A brief discussion will follow the screening. 

***Free oatmeal stout provided, bring a cup***

The event will be on Nov. 30th at 7pm at Maitreya Ecovillage, 1641 W Broadway.

12th Annual Ancient Forest Hoedown

Saturday, October 17 @ 6pm @ Avalon Stables

Fun for the whole family! Contra & Square Dance Music from the Slippery Slope String Band with a dance caller Rosie Sweetman. Barn Dance with instruction for all skill levels. More live music from the Dirty Dandelions. Vegetarian Dinner & Desserts from Cottage Grove kitchen Bohemian Public Market. Locally Crafted Libations. Circus Acts. Sack Race. Water Balloon Toss. Costumes, Fire Spinning and more!

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

Camping encouraged at the stables. Come prepared, don't drink and drive!

1. Start out going west on E Main St. toward N 9th St/OR-99.
Go 1.2 mi
2. E Main St. becomes Cottage Grove Lorane Rd.
Go 3.8 mi
3. Turn right onto Hazelton Rd. Hazelton Rd is 0.4 miles past Overholser Rd.
Go 0.3 mi
80143 HAZELTON RD is on the right.

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 plans to 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

For updates and to RSVP, check out this facebook page:

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.