Press Release: Cascadia Wildlands to Celebrate 15 Years at the 11th Annual Wonderland Auction on Dec. 14
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Alyssa Lawless, Mountain Rose Herbs, 541.741.7307
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Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country by Aimee L. Eaton introduces readers to the biologists, ranchers, conservationists, state employees, and lawyers on the front lines, encouraging a deeper, multifaceted understanding of the controversial and storied presence of wolves in Oregon.
In The Wolf’s Tooth, scientist and author Cristina Eisenberg explores the concept of “trophic cascades” and the role of top predators in regulating ecosystems. Her fascinating and wide-ranging work provides clear explanations of the science surrounding keystone predators and considers how this notion can help provide practical solutions for restoring ecosystem health and functioning.
A 2011 Nautilus Book Award winner and a 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award winner, Salmon in the Trees tells the story of the Tongass, a 17 million-acre temperate rain forest fringing the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covering thousands of islands in the Alexander Archipelago. With some of the world's highest densities of grizzly bears, black bears, and bald eagles, the Tongass National Forest is a place that time hasn't quite caught up to yet. Here, millions of wild salmon are the crucial link between the forest and the sea, and shape both animal and human lives. But can the great forest's biological treasures withstand the modern pressures of a globalized world?
Childrens author Jo Marshall is donating two sets of her popular three-book Twig series. These books are wonderful educational adventures for young readers that teach about nature and environmental issues such as climate change.
Wolfer-A Memior. His plan was to stay in Iowa, maybe get a job counting ducks, or do a little farming. But events conspired to fling Carter Niemeyer westward and straight into the jaws of wolves. From his early years wrangling ornery federal trappers, eagles and grizzlies, to winning a skinning contest that paved the way for wolf reintroduction in the Northern Rockies, Carter Niemeyer reveals the wild and bumpy ride that turned a trapper – a killer – into a champion of wolves.
The Homeward Wolf. Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, southern British Columbia and the northwestern United States, and the lonesome howls of the legendary predator are no longer mere echoes from our frontier past: they are prophetic voices emerging from the hills of our contemporary reality.
Kevin Van Tighem's first RMB Manifesto explores the history of wolf eradication in western North America and the species recent return to the places where humans live and play. Rich with personal anecdotes and the stories of individual wolves whose fates reflect the complexity of our relationship
Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. A highly regarded environmental journalist, Todd Wilkinson, turns his attention to one of the most compelling personalities in American business. Last Stand gives us a new, unexpected lens through which to view a previously unsung hero of conservation and offers prescriptions for the future of conservation. (Our copy is signed by the author and Ted Turner)
Anyone who has ever stood on the shores of Monterey Bay, watching the rolling ocean waves and frolicking otters, knows it is a unique place. But even residents on this idyllic California coast may not realize its full history. Monterey began as a natural paradise, but became the poster child for industrial devastation in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row,and is now one of the most celebrated shorelines in the world.
It is a remarkable story of life, death, and revival—told here for the first time in all its stunning color and bleak grays by Stephen Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka. The Death and Life of Monterey Bay begins in the eighteenth century when Spanish and French explorers encountered a rocky shoreline brimming with life—raucous sea birds, abundant sea otters, barking sea lions, halibut the size of wagon wheels,waters thick with whales. A century and a half later, many of the sea creatures had disappeared, replaced by sardine canneries that sickened residents with their stench but kept the money flowing. When the fish ran out and the climate turned,the factories emptied and the community crumbled. But today,both Monterey’s economy and wildlife are resplendent. How did it happen?
Combining the dramatic and meticulous work of printmaker Tom Killion–accented by quotes from John Muir–and the journal writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, The High Sierra of California is a tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers.
For over thirty years, Tom Killion has been backpacking the High Sierra, making sketches of the region stretching from Yosemite south to Whitney and Kaweah Crest, which he calls ''California's backbone.'' Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot.
Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of foot travels through the High Sierra backcountry. ''Athens and Rome, good-bye!'' writes Snyder, as he takes us deep into the mountains on his daily journeys around Yosemite and beyond. Winner of the California Book Award Medal.
Come hear Cascadia Wildland's Executive Director and large mammal biologist Bob Ferris talk about the issues surrounding the 17-million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeastern Alaska for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Science Pub series.
Bob is trained as a scientist and has spent the last two decades working in the conservation community. He was also part of the volunteer team that went to Fort Saint John, British Columbia in late January 1996 to help capture and process the last set of wolves to be released in Yellowstone and Central Idaho. (Click here for more information)
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Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Perform for Cascadia Wildlands’ Pints Gone Wild! Benefit At Ninkasi Brewing Co. on March 4
Eugene, OR — Eugene’s own Gaye Lee Russell and her Badass Band have announced they will play at Cascadia Wildlands’s first-Monday-of-the-month “Pints Gone Wild!” benefit from 5:30-7 pm on the Ninkasi Brewing Co. patio on Monday, March 4. The event is free and open to the public. Cascadia Trivia Night follows the music inside the tasting room.
25% of pint sales at the tasting room at Pints Gone Wild! is generously donated to Cascadia Wildlands to support a wide range of the organization’s conservation work, including designating the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness in the Oregon Coast Range, recovering gray wolf populations back into the Pacific West, and creating new state scenic waterway designations to protect wild salmon in Oregon.
Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band are proud to support Cascadia Wildlands. “The landscapes of Cascadia give us our lifeblood, and we have an obligation to protect them,” says Gay Lee Russell. “We are excited to be working with Cascadia Wildlands to ensure that future generations get a chance to marvel at our clean rivers, wild salmon runs and storybook wilderness.”
Whether straight out rockin’ the blues or mellowing out with soulful ballads, Gaye Lee Russell is a dynamic singer and an all-out charismatic entertainer. Gaye Lee shines as Rainy Day Blues Society Rooster Award winner 2009 for Best Female
Blues Vocalist, and 2008 Best of Eugene Best Jingle Writer for her recording of Get Hip to the Eugene Green Scene. Singing professionally on stage and touring nationally and internationally from the age of fourteen, Gaye Lee Russell has continued to perform and record with major rock, jazz and blues artists. She has shared stage and studio with a diverse array of national and internationally known musicians such as Muddy Waters, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Cray, Paul deLay, BTO, Joan Jett, John Mellencamp, Dan Siegel, Meredith Brooks, The Tommy Castro Band with Magic Dick, Kenny Lee and Deanna Bogart, Mason Williams, Mel Brown and Hadley Caliman, John Hendrix and Annie Ross among many other top-flight performers.
Formerly with Eugene's The BOE Orchestra, Random Blues Band and the Gaye Lee Russell Experience (a tribute to Janis Joplin), on March 4 Gaye Lee will be performing with her “Badass Band” that includes rockin' blues guitarist Chad Jensen, Steve Carlile-drums, Vince Black (formerly with Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, Sonny Rhodes, Eek-a-Mouse, etc.) and special guest artists.
The Ninkasi tasting room and patio are located at 272 Van Buren Street in Eugene’s historic Whiteaker neighborhood.
*** A high-resolution photo of Gaye Lee Russell is attached for press use.
You Are Invited!
What: Benefit for Goose Timber Sale and Marbled Murrelet Legal Defense Funds
When: July 26, 2012 from 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: Cozmic 199 W. 8th St. Eugene, OR 97401 on the corner of 8th and Charnleton
Entertainment: Alder Street Allstars
Download the benefit flyer here and be sure to bring it to the event. Important: If you do not bring flyer, no donation will be made.