Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection Judge Finds No Merit in Pacific Legal Foundation, Rancher Challenge SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association and … Continue reading Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!
“On a brisk January evening in Salem, Oregon, hundreds of people came together in solidarity in front of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs building to demand that the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Export Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline not get built. The 229 mile controversial pipeline is being pushed forward by … Continue reading Another Fracked Gas Pipeline: Why We Should Care
For Immediate Release, January 7, 2019 Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meetings Citing Potential Increased Killings, Flawed Process Oregon Officials Unwilling to Follow Science on Wolf Management PORTLAND, Ore.— Four conservation groups have notified Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state wildlife commission that they are withdrawing from stakeholder meetings about the management of the … Continue reading Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meeting Citing Potential Increased Killing
Legal Victory: Oregon Must Update Coastal Marten Trapping Regulations Before Next Season PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to issue new regulations addressing the trapping of critically imperiled Humboldt martens in Oregon’s coastal forests. The regulations … Continue reading LEGAL VICTORY: Oregon to Regulate Humboldt Marten Trapping!
For Immediate Release, December 19, 2018 Oregon Sued for Not Stopping Coastal Marten Trapping State’s Last Two Populations of Cat-like Carnivores at Risk of Local Extinction PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands sued the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today for failing to ban the trapping of imperiled Humboldt martens … Continue reading Oregon Sued for Humboldt Marten Trapping
by Nick Cady, Legal Director On November 7, 2018, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) authorized the killing of wolves in the Smackout pack in Stevens County and ordered the complete elimination of the Togo pack in Ferry County. Department staff are still actively trying to kill the last adult and pup in … Continue reading Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing
From Register-Guard, October 11 2018 By Dylan Plummer The “Pedal Power” timber sale is yet another example of destructive forest management on our nearby public lands being justified by Bureau of Land Management because of the increased timber quotas imposed on the agency. The sale will result in extensive “regeneration harvest” (all but clear-cutting) of … Continue reading Timber Mandates Recklessly Ignore Common Interest
Below is a sample of some of our recent timber sale challenges. We will update this list periodically! Lower Grave Timber Sale: The Lower Grave timber sale is a Medford District Bureau of Land Management sale targeting old-growth forests near the Rogue River in southern Oregon. The sale targets old-growth forests inhabited by the northern … Continue reading Federal Timber Sale Challenges
For immediate release September 12, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Pete Frost, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-3238, email@example.com Stacey Detwiler, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 488-9831, firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, email@example.com 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
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!