Press Release: Bills to Curb Suction Dredge Mining Approved by Key Senate Committee


For immediate release April 18, 2013   Contact Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild, 971.230.4484 Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper, 541.261.2030   Salem, OR — Outdoor businesses, the commercial fishing industry, fisheries experts, and conservation organizations applaud the passage of Senate Bill 838 and SB 401 by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources … Continue reading Press Release: Bills to Curb Suction Dredge Mining Approved by Key Senate Committee

Press Release: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat and Drinking Water Supply Protected Above McKenzie


For immediate release March 27, 2013 Contact: Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541.344.0675, dh@oregonwild.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.org Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463, jlaughlin@cascwild.org EUGENE – United States District Court Judge Anne Aiken has found that the United States Forest Service broke the law in seeking to carry out the controversial … Continue reading Press Release: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat and Drinking Water Supply Protected Above McKenzie

Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States


For immediate release, March 5, 2013 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 PORTLAND, Ore.— In an effort championed by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), 52 House members sent a letter today to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an … Continue reading Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States

Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2013 Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet   Eugene, Ore.—March 3 at 1 p.m. A rally will be held in the University of Oregon EMU amphitheater proceeded by a march against the fossil fuel industry. The march is follow-up to the “End All Extraction” march on February 17, since the demands from the … Continue reading Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd

Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon


For immediate release February 19, 2013   Contact John Ward, Rogue Flyfishers (Medford), 541.482.2859 Frank Armendariz, River Trail Outfitters (Eugene), 541.228.4084   Salem, OR — Local businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, and conservation organizations applaud the recent introduction of Senate Bill 401 by Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford/Ashland) which would protect 30 rivers as State Scenic Waterways in … Continue reading Press Release: Legislation Introduced to Protect Water Quality and Wild Salmon in Oregon

Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 844-8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild (503) 283-6343, ext. 202 Pete Wallstrom, Momentum River Expeditions (541) 488-2525 Portland, Oregon   –   A coalition of Oregon conservation organizations is applauding efforts by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to re-introduce a package of protections for several natural … Continue reading Press Release: Congress Feels the Love for Oregon’s Natural Treasures

Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Play Pints March 4th


For immediate release February 13, 2013 Contact Gaye Lee Russell 541-844-1212 glrcaleb@yahoo.com Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands 541-434-1463  jlaughlin@cascwild.org   Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Perform for Cascadia Wildlands’ Pints Gone Wild! Benefit At Ninkasi Brewing Co. on March 4             Eugene, OR — Eugene’s own Gaye Lee … Continue reading Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band to Play Pints March 4th

Eugene Fossil Fuel and Climate Rally February 17th


Americans Rally Together to Fight Extractive Industry In solidarity with the national FORWARDONCLIMATE rally, hundreds will gather and march against governments, businesses that support fossil fuels and other extractive industries.    Eugene, Ore.—Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. hundreds will rally at the University of Oregon EMU amphitheatre in a march against the fossil fuel industry. … Continue reading Eugene Fossil Fuel and Climate Rally February 17th

Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 
 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild (541) 344-0675; 
dh@oregonwild.org          Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands
 (541) 434-1463; francis@cascwild.org
 Roseburg, Oregon  —  Conservation groups today filed an administrative challenge to the proposed clearcutting of more than 100 acres of mature forests and spotted owl critical habitat on public lands near … Continue reading Press Release: Conservationists Challenge Controversial BLM Clear-Cutting Pilot Project

Press Release: Conservation Groups Challenge Crater Lake-Area Logging


For immediate release January 2, 2013   Contact: Steve Pedery Conservation Director, Oregon Wild sp@oregonwild.org (503) 283-6343 ext. 212 Francis Eatherington Conservation Director, Cascadia Wildlands francis@cascwild.org (541) 643-1309 Nick Cady Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands nick@cascwild.org (541) 434-1463 Portland, OR — Conservationists today filed a Notice of Intent to challenge an old-growth logging sale on the … Continue reading Press Release: Conservation Groups Challenge Crater Lake-Area Logging