Wolves’ Return Displeases Some Hunters, Farmers


September 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m. By Bill Sheets, Herald Writer   Gray wolves, also known as timberwolves, were once nearly hunted out of existence in the 48 contiguous United States but are bouncing back. Their numbers have grown from less than 700 in 1960 to more than 6,000 at the end of 2010. Currently there … Continue reading Wolves’ Return Displeases Some Hunters, Farmers

Press Release: Washington State Resumes Hunt for Wolves With Aim to Destroy Wedge Pack


For immediate release September 5, 2012 Contact:    Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495                   Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463      OLYMPIA, Wash.— Following two depredations last week, the state of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife ended its brief wolf-hunting reprieve and is again gunning to kill up to four wolves … Continue reading Press Release: Washington State Resumes Hunt for Wolves With Aim to Destroy Wedge Pack

Press Release: Washington Wolves Get Temporary Reprieve From Kill Order


For Immediate Release, August 30, 2012 Contact: Tim Ream, Center for Biological Diversity, (541) 531-8541 Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463   Washington Wolves Get Temporary  Reprieve From Kill Order State Asked to Cancel Kill Order Permanently   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Following more than a week of pressure from conservation groups and thousands of members of … Continue reading Press Release: Washington Wolves Get Temporary Reprieve From Kill Order

Upper Minam Wolf Pack Documented in Eagle Cap Wilderness


The Oregonian by Richard Cockle JOSEPH — Oregon has a brand new wolf pack, complete with a litter of five pups, discovered last weekend deep in the 560-square-mile Eagle Cap Wilderness of northeastern Oregon. State biologists spotted two gray-colored adult wolves and their pups on Aug. 25 in the Upper Minam River drainage, said Michelle … Continue reading Upper Minam Wolf Pack Documented in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Lawsuit Intervenor Opposed: Conservation Groups are Against Oregon Counties Joining Defendants’ Side in a Challenge to Logging Rules


August 24, 2012 The Register-Guard by Karen McCowan   Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands and two other conservation groups are opposing a bid by the Association of Oregon Counties to intervene in their suit that seeks to halt logging on state-owned forests that provide nesting habitat for threatened marbled murrelets.   The county organization filed a motion … Continue reading Lawsuit Intervenor Opposed: Conservation Groups are Against Oregon Counties Joining Defendants’ Side in a Challenge to Logging Rules

Pass a Public Lands Bill: Preserving Wilderness Should be a Bipartisan Priority


by the Register-Guard editorial board There aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans can agree these days, but one of them should be the importance of preserving the wilderness that provides refuge, preserves intact ecosystems and symbolizes the rugged nature of the American character. The Wilderness Act was signed by President Johnson in 1964. … Continue reading Pass a Public Lands Bill: Preserving Wilderness Should be a Bipartisan Priority

Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list


August 14, 2012 Scott Learn, The Oregonian  Gray wolves in the western Oregon and Washington and California are just beginning to recover and should continue to be protected under the Endangered Species Act, 24 conservation organizations said today in a letter to President Obama.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to rescind the 1978 … Continue reading Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list

Bob Ferris on the Radio in Coos Bay–of Timber, Coal, LNG, and Jobs


  Bob Ferris interview on the Mark McKelvey Show on July 10, 2012.  He and Mark talk about timber, coal, LNG and jobs in Coos Bay.  The 40-minute interview starts at about minute 11 and can be heard by clicking here.                

Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science


Jackson Hole News and Guide guest opinion by Bob Ferris Actions and inactions always speak louder than words. So it is very telling that, in the two weeks or so since the Murie family released their eloquent letter urging the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to return to science and tone down their anti-wolf rhetoric, we … Continue reading Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science

Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War


E&E News by Phil Taylor ROSEBURG, Ore. — On a mist-veiled mountain in western Oregon, pink ribbons mark Douglas fir trees that federal officials hope will revive the area's teetering timber industry and potentially spark a biological renaissance. The Bureau of Land Management this summer plans to begin selling more than 8 million board feet … Continue reading Hard Slog Ahead as US Seeks Breakthrough in Timber War