Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan


by Nick Cady, Legal Director On June 7, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, whose members are appointed by Governor Kate Brown, adopted revisions to the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. This plan is required to be updated every five years, but this latest update was over four years late given the Department of … Continue reading Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan

Cascadia Wildlands and Partners in Front of Oregon Supreme Court to Protect the Elliott State Forest


by Noah Mikell, Cascadia Wildlands Summer Legal Intern Last week we kicked off our summer as Cascadia Wildlands’ latest legal interns by attending oral arguments in the Oregon Supreme Court! It couldn’t have been better timing that we started our internships just as attorneys Dan Kruse and Nick Cady were putting the final touches on … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Partners in Front of Oregon Supreme Court to Protect the Elliott State Forest

Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1


By Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands Staff Attorney It may not be the trial of the century, but Monday saw the start of the trial of a lifetime for some cryptic, secretive seabirds nesting in the Elliot State Forest. The case is Cascadia Wildlands v. Scott Timber Company, and it is taking place this week in judge … Continue reading Murrelet Get Their Days in Court–Words From the Courtroom Part 1

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

Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing


by Nick Cady, Legal Director On November 7, 2018, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) authorized the killing of wolves in the Smackout pack in Stevens County and ordered the complete elimination of the Togo pack in Ferry County. Department staff are still actively trying to kill the last adult and pup in … Continue reading Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing

Reflections on the Rise for Climate March & the Future of Fossil Fuel Resistance


By Dylan Plummer, Madeline Cowen, and Sam Krop Chants of ‘keep it in the ground’ floated on the early morning breeze in downtown San Francisco as we joined tens of thousands of demonstrators gathering for the People’s Climate March. A sea of colorful banners waved against the morning light, reading things ranging from ‘Quaker’s against … Continue reading Reflections on the Rise for Climate March & the Future of Fossil Fuel Resistance

Strummin’ it at Northwest String Summit


by Renee Seacor and Mari Galloway, Cascadia Wildlands Summer Legal Interns July 25, 2018 As Cascadia Wildlands’ summer legal interns, we had the opportunity to table at the 17th annual Northwest String Summit! Overall, the weekend was a great success! We were able to listen to some incredibly talented musicians, paint the faces of some … Continue reading Strummin’ it at Northwest String Summit

A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal


by Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands’ Grassroots Organizer August 2, 2018 On a spotless, windy morning on July 1, over 50 concerned citizens gathered around a boat launch on the North Spit of Coos Bay to explore the place that would be most impacted by the construction of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export … Continue reading A Report Back on Field Checking the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

When Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Lost its Marbles


by Mari Galloway and Renee Seacor After our first week on the job at Cascadia Wildlands, we took a road-trip to Baker City to attend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (“ODFW”) Commission hearing. With caffeinated beverages in hand, we left early in the morning so we could site-see along the way. We took … Continue reading When Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Lost its Marbles