Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again


November 28, 2012    By Camilla Mortenson, Eugene Weekly   Is a small, speedy potato-shaped seabird the new spotted owl? If it wasn’t already clear before: Clearcutting on hundreds of acres of coastal old-growth forests that are habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet is definitely at a standstill, this time thanks to a Nov. 19 … Continue reading Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again

Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting


November 27, 2013 by Jeff  Barnard, AP Environmental Writer   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old-growth forests.   The preliminary injunction issued last … Continue reading Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting

Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

Coho Protection Focus of Suction Dredge Mining Suit


Mail Tribune by Mark Freeman Three environmental groups are suing the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for allegedly failing to protect threatened coho salmon from suction dredgers mining for gold in the Rogue River Basin's coho country. Filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford, the suit seeks to require that NOAA-Fisheries biologists review suction dredging … Continue reading Coho Protection Focus of Suction Dredge Mining Suit

Are sea otters secretly climate crusaders?


09/12/2012 04:34:56 PM PDT   By Jason Hoppin – Santa Cruz Sentinel   SANTA CRUZ – Monterey Bay's main mascot may turn out to be a secret agent in the fight against climate change.   It has long been known that sea otters, nursed back from brink of extinction in the past several decades, provide … Continue reading Are sea otters secretly climate crusaders?

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