Annual Bear Cub Orphaning Hangs on Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Vote


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Nick Cady: 541-434-1463; nick@cascwild.org   Annual Bear Cub Orphaning Hangs on Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Vote   (September 8, 2014) – Cascadia Wildlands and a coalition of conservation groups are urging Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to reject the “Siskiyou Plus” proposal to … Continue reading Annual Bear Cub Orphaning Hangs on Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Vote

US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum


By Bob Ferris   "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac, 1948   I have been spending a lot of time lately reading scientific justifications and policy statements emanating out of … Continue reading US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum

Looking Backwards, Forward and to You


By Bob Ferris   Last weekend I stood on the rim of Crater Lake with my wife.  We were staring at the spectacular, Ty-D-Bol-colored water and contemplating strolling down the 700-foot drop to the shore and then back along the mile-long trail.  In walks like this there is always stunning beauty, but there is also … Continue reading Looking Backwards, Forward and to You

The Un-BEAR-able “Siskiyou Plus Bear Hunt”


By Rance Shaw   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission has proposed an additional bear hunt in the Southwest Region. The “Siskiyou Plus Bear Hunt” would make available 250 black bear tags in addition to the 4,400 normally issued for this region during the spring hunting season, which runs from April 1 … Continue reading The Un-BEAR-able “Siskiyou Plus Bear Hunt”

Cry wolf? Large carnivore decline puts humans at risk , study says


By John Roach NBC News January 9, 2014   A few years after wolves were reintroduced to the Northern Rockies in 1995, fifth-generation Montana rancher Rick Jarrett gave up on the parcel of federal land near Yellowstone National Park that he grazed for 20 years. The carnivores harassed his cattle so much that they stopped … Continue reading Cry wolf? Large carnivore decline puts humans at risk , study says

Hunting of grizzlies, especially females, exceeds B.C. government targets: new study


By Larry Pynn Vancouver Sun  November 6, 2013   The number of grizzly bears killed in B.C. exceeded government targets in half the areas where the province permitted hunting of the species, a new study released Wednesday concludes. The study, a collaboration of six biologists from Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, … Continue reading Hunting of grizzlies, especially females, exceeds B.C. government targets: new study