Lawsuit Challenges Alaska Road Project from Ketchikan to Shelter Cove


For Immediate Release, April 14, 2016   Contact:     Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, larry.edwards@greenpeace.org Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856, gscott@cascwild.org Dune Lankard, Center for Biological Diversity, (907) 952-5265, dlankard@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Challenges Road Project From Ketchikan to Shelter Cove   KETCHIKAN, Alaska  Five environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Alaska Road Project from Ketchikan to Shelter Cove

Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest


by Robin Meacher, Cascadia Wildlands' Wildlands Campaign Director   The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) continues to forge ahead with the sale of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest located east of Coos Bay. While conservation groups, school children, recreationists and hunters and anglers continue to enjoy the Elliott for the host of opportunities it … Continue reading Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest

Lawsuit Challenges Frankenfish Approval


  March 31, 2016 Media contacts: Gabriel Scott, Alaska Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 907-491-0856; gscott@cascwild.org George Kimbrell, Senior Attorney, Center for Food Safety, 571-527-8618; gkimbrell@centerforfoodsafety.org Brettny Hardy, Earthjustice, 415-217-2142; bhardy@earthjustice.org Dune Lankard, Center for Biological Diversity, (907) 952-5265; dlankard@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon Coalition of Fishing, Consumer, and Environmental Groups … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Frankenfish Approval

Blog: Jordan Cove LNG knocked to its knees


by Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands Umpqua Regional Advisor   Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the Jordan Cove Project. We were shocked as FERC is known as the rubber-stamping government agency that approves fossil fuel projects at any cost. Even the promoter of Jordan Cove, Canadian-based Veresen Inc., said it was “shocked … Continue reading Blog: Jordan Cove LNG knocked to its knees

House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves


It is astonishing to folks at Cascadia Wildlands that House Bill 4040 (HB4040) was even a topic of conversation this “short” legislative session. Every other year, the Oregon legislature holds a short session that only lasts around one month, and because of the limited time for discussion and debate, usually only non-controversial bills are taken up. However, this … Continue reading House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves

FDA Approves Frankenfish, Cascadians Resist


By Gabe Scott, Alaska Legal Director   CORDOVA, AK— Frankenfish may be coming to a store near you, but not if we can help it.      Last week's decision by the Food & Drug Administration to approve Genetically Engineered Salmon for sale in the United States is hugely important. There are a lot of moving … Continue reading FDA Approves Frankenfish, Cascadians Resist

From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon


By Legal Director Nick Cady   Given the state’s recent move to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s list of threatened and endangered species, it is worth taking a full look at the history of this species in Oregon to fully put in context the recent decision.   In 1947, the last wolf was killed … Continue reading From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon

Marching in Francis’ Army


by Josh Laughlin, Executive Director   I remember first meeting Francis Eatherington the day she rolled into an Earth First! road blockade high up on the Umpqua National Forest on her motorcycle. She was wearing a leather biking jacket, had a stack of timber sale maps under her arm, a compass dangling from her neck … Continue reading Marching in Francis’ Army

Blog: Loaf(er)ing around the North Umpqua


by Jaclyn Hise and Amanda Martino, Cascadia Wildlands summer legal interns      Our first overnight field excursion as summer interns was visiting the Loafer timber sale in the Umpqua National Forest in the southern Oregon Cascades near the Umpqua Hot Springs. The units to be logged span both sides of the North Umpqua River, … Continue reading Blog: Loaf(er)ing around the North Umpqua

Tongass Wolf population shows ‘Dramatic Decline’


Our friends at Greenpeace have uncovered alarming news that the wolf population on Prince of Wales Island, where we are currently embroiled in litigation challenging a moster timber sale, appears to be crashing.   You can download the Forest Service report here: USFS AA wolf briefing paper__29May15. Posted below is the press statement by our allies at Greenpeace … Continue reading Tongass Wolf population shows ‘Dramatic Decline’