Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!


For immediate release August 7, 2019 Court: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections EUGENE, Ore.— An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated Oregon law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon … Continue reading Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!

Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging


SALEM, Ore.— Late Wednesday afternoon after hours of deliberation, the Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to accept a petition for rulemaking on coho salmon. The petition was brought by 22 different conservation and fishing groups under a rarely used portion of the Forest Practices Act which requires the Board to consider forest protections on … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging

Legal Victory: Lower Grave Timber Sale Halted


Old-Growth Timber Sale Above Rogue River Deemed Illegal Federal Judge Finds BLM Failed to Consider Approach to Reducing Fire Threat On the evening of July 2, Oregon Federal District Judge Michael McShane issued a legal order effectively halting the “Lower Graves” old-growth timber sale proposed above the popular lower Rogue River in the Grants Pass … Continue reading Legal Victory: Lower Grave Timber Sale Halted

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

Press Release: Lane County Board of Commissioners Withdraws Membership from Extreme Timber Lobby Group


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

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

Press Release: Critical Jordan Cove LNG Permit Denied by Oregon


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 6, 2019 Sam Krop, Cascadia Wildlands, sam@cascwild.org, 541-434-1463 Allie Rosenbluth, Rogue Climate,  allie@rogueclimate.org, 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

Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!


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!

Oregon Board of Forestry Petitioned to Develop Coho Salmon Protections


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

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Siskiyou Mountains Salamander


For Immediate Release, April 22, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, gs@kswild.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