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

Wolf Pups Add to Oregon Packs


Eugene Weekly by Stacey Hollis Two of Oregon’s four known wolf packs, the Imnaha and the Wenaha pack, have each added four pups to the mix this year, bringing the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife count to approximately 37 confirmed wolves in Oregon, according to Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands. “And there’s likely more,” … Continue reading Wolf Pups Add to Oregon Packs

Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others


July 25, 2012 Jackson Hole News and Guide by Todd Wilkinson By now, you may have heard about the flap between the Murie family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.   Last week, foundation President David Allen said his organization was dropping Olaus J. Murie's name from one of its most coveted awards, an hon or … Continue reading Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others

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

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