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 Commissions Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan
For immediate release June 11, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Today, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to withdraw its membership from the Association of O&C Counties (AOCC), an extreme timber lobby group. Newly elected commissioner Heather Buch brought forward the motion to remove Lane County’s funding, totaling $79,444 … Continue reading Press Release: Lane County Board of Commissioners Withdraws Membership from Extreme Timber Lobby Group
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 6, 2019 Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-434-1463 Allie Rosenbluth, Rogue Climate, email@example.com, 703-298-3639 OREGON AGENCY SAYS NO TO JORDAN COVE LNG PROJECT Oregon denies critical clean water act permit for Jordan Cove LNG [SALEM, OR] – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today delivered a potentially fatal blow … Continue reading Press Release: Critical Jordan Cove LNG Permit Denied by Oregon
Both Washington and Oregon have released their 2018 wolf numbers and the Pacific Northwest has demonstrated minor gains in the face of continued poaching and state-funded wolf killing (Oregon’s wolf population increased from 124 wolves to 137 wolves statewide and Washington’s wolf population increased from 122 to 126). California’s wolves continue to live on the … Continue reading Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!
Twenty Oregon Fishing and Conservation Groups Petition for New Logging Rules to Protect Coho Salmon SALEM, OR – Today, twenty conservation and fishing organizations delivered a rulemaking petition to the Oregon Board of Forestry requesting new rules to prevent logging-related harm to “resource sites” for coho salmon listed under the state and federal Endangered Species … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Petitioned to Develop Coho Salmon Protections
For Immediate Release, April 22, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, email@example.com George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, firstname.lastname@example.org Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Salamander in California, Oregon SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Siskiyou Mountains Salamander
For immediate release April 8, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, email@example.com Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the gray wolf population increased by 10% to a minimum of 137 animals, and total packs increased from 12 to 16, from last year’s count. “The ongoing recovery of Oregon’s wolf population … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Gray Wolf Population Increases in 2018, State and Federal Threats Abound
For immediate release March 21, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182; firstname.lastname@example.org Eugene, OR — Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed gray wolf activity through track sightings and remote camera images in the Umpqua National Forest north of Highway 138. The Indigo wolves are using a large wild area … Continue reading Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!
On March 15, 2019, the Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule proposing to prematurely remove gray wolves across the country from the Endangered Species Act. This is now the third attempt by the federal government to remove these critical protections; the previous two rejected for violating basic scientific and recovery standards. This is a … Continue reading National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!