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

Press Release: Oregon Gray Wolf Population Increases in 2018, State and Federal Threats Abound


For immediate release April 8, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org 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

Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!


For immediate release March 21, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182; jlaughlin@cascwild.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!

National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!


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!

Press Release: Oregon Wilderness and River Protections Signed into Law by President


Devil’s Staircase, Molalla, Lower Rogue, Chetco, Elk among wildlands and waterways permanently protected For immediate release March 12, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182; jlaughlin@cascwild.org Eugene, OR – Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping public lands package that passed the US House and Senate in February. Included in the nation-wide … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Wilderness and River Protections Signed into Law by President

Press release: U.S. House of Representatives passes Oregon Wildlands Act and other public lands bills


Devil’s Staircase, Molalla, lower Rogue, Chetco, Elk among wildlands and waterways to receive permanent protection Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182 Eugene, OR (February 26, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a sweeping public lands package that mirrors the version approved by the U.S. Senate (S. 47) on February 12. Included in … Continue reading Press release: U.S. House of Representatives passes Oregon Wildlands Act and other public lands bills

Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!


Lawsuit Says BLM Clearcuts on the Edge of Springfield Will Increase Fire Hazard and Harm Recreation Conservation groups and neighbors challenge the Pedal Power timber sale in the Thurston Hills February 19, 2019 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Eugene — Today, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild filed a lawsuit … Continue reading Thurston Hills Timber Sale Challenged!

Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon


Measures part of public lands package will designate wilderness and wild and scenic rivers in Oregon and to honor legendary stewards of the North Umpqua River Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers, 503-307-1137 Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company, 541-399-6442 Eugene, OR (February 12, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a public lands … Continue reading Press Release: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon