Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee


For immediate release October 2, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Washington, DC — This morning, on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The legislation … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wildlands Legislation Advances Through Key Senate Committee

Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining


For immediate release September 12, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Pete Frost, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-3238, frost@westernlaw.org Stacey Detwiler, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 488-9831, stacey@rogueriverkeeper.org Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org PORTLAND, Ore.— This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Oregon law restricting motorized gold … Continue reading Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining

Press Release: Wolf Pups Documented Near Iconic Mt. Hood


For immediate release August 29, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today that a recently documented pair of wolves on the Warm Springs Reservation in Wasco County had at least two pups this year. The White River Pack pups are the first documented in the northern … Continue reading Press Release: Wolf Pups Documented Near Iconic Mt. Hood

Lawsuit Halts Wolf Killing in Washington!


Court Grants Emergency Halt of Washington’s Kill Order for Wolf Pack OLYMPIA, Wash.— Two conservation groups filed an emergency lawsuit today seeking a temporary restraining order to stop Washington wildlife officials from carrying out a kill order for the Togo wolf pack in Ferry County. The decision, issued today, orders the death of the collared, … Continue reading Lawsuit Halts Wolf Killing in Washington!

Press Release: Humboldt Marten Trapping Ban Granted!


For immediate release August 7, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463 SALEM, Ore.— In response to a petition by five conservation groups earlier this year, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today instructed the Department of Fish and Wildlife to draft rules to protect the approximately 200 Humboldt martens left in Oregon. The move … Continue reading Press Release: Humboldt Marten Trapping Ban Granted!

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets


Agency Capitulates to Logging Industry, Ignores Science, Law, ODFW’s Mission For immediate release August 2, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Quinn Read, Defenders of Wildlife, (206) 508-5474, qread@defenders.org Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, (802) 310-4054, jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org  Joe Liebezeit, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 329-6026 jliebezeit@audubonportland.org  Danielle Moser, Oregon Wild, (503)-283-6343 … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets

Press Release: Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal


For Immediate Release, August 1, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 Micah Meskel, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 481-5715 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Daniel Kruse, Attorney, (541) 337-5829 Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal Old-growth Forest East of Coos Bay Will be Retained in Public … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal

Press Release: Rep. Peter DeFazio Re-introduces Bill to Protect Devil’s Staircase as Wilderness


For immediate release July 24, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182 Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) re-introduced legislation into Congress today that would permanently protect the 30,500-acre Devil’s Staircase Wilderness in the central Oregon Coast Range. The Devil’s Staircase area is named after a series of stair-step waterfalls carved into the bedrock of Wasson Creek, … Continue reading Press Release: Rep. Peter DeFazio Re-introduces Bill to Protect Devil’s Staircase as Wilderness

Press Release: Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Imperiled Humboldt Marten


For Immediate Release, April 4, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 522-3681, tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon’s Vanishing Humboldt Martens New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative PORTLAND, Ore.— Five conservation groups filed a rulemaking petition today asking the Oregon Department … Continue reading Press Release: Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Imperiled Humboldt Marten

Petition Filed to Save the Humboldt Marten!


State Endangered Species Protection Sought for Oregon’s Humboldt Martens Secretive Cat-like Carnivores in Coast Range at Risk of Extinction PORTLAND, Ore.— Six conservation groups filed a petition today asking the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the Humboldt marten under the Oregon Endangered Species Act. Only two populations of fewer than 200 total … Continue reading Petition Filed to Save the Humboldt Marten!