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

Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves


As the wolf population in Oregon and Washington continues to grow, so too does the need to promote and utilize the non-lethal and proactive tools available to reduce conflict between wolves and livestock. There are many tactics livestock operators can employ to help protect their herds. Though their implementation doesn’t guarantee 100% effectiveness, understanding and … Continue reading Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves

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

Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2012   For more information contact: Bob Ferris (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.434.1463 Josh Laughlin (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.844.8182   Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric—America’s first family of natural history asks RMEF to return to science and reason   Glendale CA—The Muries—arguably America’s first family of … Continue reading Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric

Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks


The Muries—much like the Leopolds—are part of the conservation community’s royalty.  They shined individually and were an awesome force collectively—and they still are.  They have also been on my mind a lot of late. Poisoning and trapping of so-called predators and killing rodents, and the related insecticide and herbicide programs, are evidences of human immaturity. … Continue reading Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks

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

Timber Firms Join Murrelet Lawsuit


July 9, 2012 The Eugene Register-Guard by Karen McCown    A Eugene lumber company is among forest industry firms intervening in a lawsuit filed in federal court by environmental groups against Gov. John Kitz­haber and state land and forest management agencies.   U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken last week granted a request by Eugene-based Seneca … Continue reading Timber Firms Join Murrelet Lawsuit

The Flying Potato is Famous: Marbled Murrelet Media Madness


For a little bird often described as a flying potato, the federally listed marbled murrelet is getting a lot of well-deserved attention these days.  Why?  Mainly because of Cascadia Wildlands et al. v. Kitzhaber et al. our suit against the state of Oregon to halt harm to this soaring spud with our co-litigants Center for Biological … Continue reading The Flying Potato is Famous: Marbled Murrelet Media Madness