Waterfalls, old-growth rainforest, Pacific giant salamanders, roadless country, solitude. Find them all in the proposed Devil's Staircase Wilderness — a priceless wild area located in the heart of the central Oregon Coast Range, northeast of Reedsport, Oregon. The Devil's Staircase area has one of the greatest concentrations of primary rainforest in the Coast Range. It … Continue reading Devil’s Staircase: More Info
March 04, 2011: A federal district judge in Anchorage ruled in favor of our coalition's roadless rule lawsuit, reinstating roadless rule protections for the Tongass National Forest. Read the decision here. January 10, 2010: Three environmental groups sued the Forest Service in Federal District Court in Anchorage today, challenging the Logjam timber sale project on Alaska’s Tongass … Continue reading Forest Frontier: Recent Updates
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) is more than thirty years old and corrosion (see video below) is becoming more and more of an issue all along the route from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez, Alaska. Our concerns are several but can be distilled into three main issues: 1) as the pipeline ages the risk … Continue reading Copper River: More Information
The Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area is the most extensive and unique expanse of sand dunes along the entire Pacific Coast of North America. Natural assets of the Oregon Dunes include tree islands, geologically unique sand dune formations, a variety of globally significant plant communities, rare plant and wildlife species, and numerous freshwater lakes. The area … Continue reading Oregon Dunes: More Information
May 31, 2012 The Oregonian by Scott Learn Three conservation groups sued Gov. John Kitzhaber and Oregon agencies today in federal court, charging that logging in three Coast Range state forests is killing or displacing protected marbled murrelets. The lawsuit requests an injunction to halt logging — including a host of currently planned … Continue reading Logging in Oregon State Harm Protected Marbled Murrelets, Lawsuit Says
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By Gabriel Scott, Alaska Report February 5th, 2007 Alaska's newest road to nowhere is nearing a decision. Public comments are pouring in and the town is abuzz about the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, a.k.a. the Shepard Point Road Project, a controversial proposed 4.5 mile road and deep … Continue reading Cordovans, Fishermen Cry Foul On Proposed Road, Port A Wolf In Shepard’s Clothing