Cozmic Benefit Event With Alder St. Allstars, July 26


You Are Invited! What: Benefit for Goose Timber Sale and Marbled Murrelet Legal Defense Funds Cozmic in Eugene is hosting a special event to help us raise money to offset the expenses for the Goose Timber Sale and Marbled Murrelet lawsuits.  Any pizza, food, and gift certificate purchases made at Cozmic on the day of the … Continue reading Cozmic Benefit Event With Alder St. Allstars, July 26

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Changes Name of Conservation Prize Over Wolf Dispute


July 19, 2012   Associated Press   HELENA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation removed the name of Olaus J. Murie from a conservation award after the family of the man known as the father of modern elk management objected to what they called an all-out war against wolves.   The demand came after … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Changes Name of Conservation Prize Over Wolf Dispute

Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2012   For more information contact: Bob Ferris (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.434.1463 Josh Laughlin (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.844.8182   Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric—America’s first family of natural history asks RMEF to return to science and reason   Glendale CA—The Muries—arguably America’s first family of … Continue reading Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric

Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks


The Muries—much like the Leopolds—are part of the conservation community’s royalty.  They shined individually and were an awesome force collectively—and they still are.  They have also been on my mind a lot of late. Poisoning and trapping of so-called predators and killing rodents, and the related insecticide and herbicide programs, are evidences of human immaturity. … Continue reading Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks

Umatilla Biologist Views Wolves as Valuable


July 2012 By the Confederated Umatilla Journal, July 2012   PENDLETON – After all the "credible" sighting over the last several years, it now is official: Gray wolves are back on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.   State game officials trapped and collared OR-14 (the fourteenth confirmed wolf in Oregon) in late June on Weston Mountain … Continue reading Umatilla Biologist Views Wolves as Valuable

Timber Firms Join Murrelet Lawsuit


July 9, 2012 The Eugene Register-Guard by Karen McCown    A Eugene lumber company is among forest industry firms intervening in a lawsuit filed in federal court by environmental groups against Gov. John Kitz­haber and state land and forest management agencies.   U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken last week granted a request by Eugene-based Seneca … Continue reading Timber Firms Join Murrelet Lawsuit

The Flying Potato is Famous: Marbled Murrelet Media Madness


For a little bird often described as a flying potato, the federally listed marbled murrelet is getting a lot of well-deserved attention these days.  Why?  Mainly because of Cascadia Wildlands et al. v. Kitzhaber et al. our suit against the state of Oregon to halt harm to this soaring spud with our co-litigants Center for Biological … Continue reading The Flying Potato is Famous: Marbled Murrelet Media Madness

State Suspends State Forest Timber Sales Subject to Federal Lawsuit   


July 2, 2012 KLCC by Rachael McDonald   The Oregon Department of Forestry has suspended operations on 10 timber sales. A lawsuit brought by conservation groups says the logging imperils a federally listed seabird.
 
Four conservation groups are suing Oregon to halt timber sales on the Elliot, Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.   Josh Laughlin with … Continue reading State Suspends State Forest Timber Sales Subject to Federal Lawsuit   

Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For immediate release July 2, 2012   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182       Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495       Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, (503) 380-9728       Tanya Sanerib, Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2722         State of Oregon Suspends 10 State … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat