The First Week of 2021 & What is to Come in Cascadia and Beyond


I’ve long described my commitment to conservation as a combination of love and outrage: profound love for the wild places and wildlife we work to protect and outrage at the destruction for which our fellow humans are responsible. On Wednesday, I felt that same combination. This time a deep and abiding love for the people … Continue reading The First Week of 2021 & What is to Come in Cascadia and Beyond

USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help


For Immediate Release:December 14, 2020 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding on the northern spotted owl’s listing status, spurred by a lawsuit filed last week by wildlife advocates. The finding states “reclassification of the northern spotted owl from a threatened species to an endangered … Continue reading USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help

Op-Ed: 20/20 Vision For a Wilder Cascadia


By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots Organizer Originally published in The Register-Guard, Dec. 26, 2020. Though much has been lost since European settlement brought extractive industry to the shores of the Pacific, the land still maintains the beauty and bounty that have defined Cascadia since time immemorial. This bioregion has long been an ecological jewel, with … Continue reading Op-Ed: 20/20 Vision For a Wilder Cascadia

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 14, 2020 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.orgMatthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-422-9866, bishop@westernlaw.org  Coalition lawsuit: Science says wolverines need protection Today, a coalition of wildlife advocates challenged the Trump Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to deny protections to imperiled wolverines under the Endangered Species Act. This is the … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine

Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls


For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020 Contact:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Lawsuit filed against USFWS for failing to follow through with protecting the northern spotted owl Today, a group of wildlife advocates filed a complaint in federal district court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) for falling to take multiple actions … Continue reading Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls

Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral


By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Nov. 28, 2020. In Eugene, the home of the tree-hugger, a new kind of climate denial is taking shape — climate deferral. In 2010, the city of Eugene released its first Community Climate and Energy Action Plan, calling for a reduction of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral

Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan


For Immediate Release: December 1, 2020 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a complaint in federal court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to forgo recovery planning for threatened Canada lynx. Recovery plans are important tools required by the Endangered Species Act, often … Continue reading Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan