Huge Legal Victory for Washington’s Wolves


For Immediate Release December 21, 2015   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Timothy Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, 509-675-3556, tcoleman@kettlerange.org Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 406-414-7227, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-525-5087, mellgren@westernlaw.org   Conservationists deal blow to Wildlife Services in landmark WA wolf case Court rejects indiscriminate wolf killing   OLYMPIA, … Continue reading Huge Legal Victory for Washington’s Wolves

Cascadia Challenges Wildlife Services in Washington


 March 3, 2015 Conservationists Challenge Wildlife Services’ Authority to Kill Wolves in Washington Wildlife Services Activities Threaten Wolf Recovery, Healthy Ecosystems Olympia, Wash. — Today, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) on behalf of five conservation groups, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program challenging its authority to kill … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges Wildlife Services in Washington

Celebrate and Practice Wolf Awareness This Week and Beyond


By Bob Ferris   I get philosophical when riding my bike.  I got so philosophical the other night that I almost biked into an opening car door, but I digress.  A lot of my pedal-powered thinking of late has been directed at wolves, science and our various governments’ intellectual and moral responsibilities—with the Huckleberry Pack … Continue reading Celebrate and Practice Wolf Awareness This Week and Beyond

Deer, Bears and Pigs: the Apples, Oranges and Pumpkins of Ecology


By Bob Ferris   In the mid-1980s I served as an ecological consultant for the University of California, Santa Cruz when they compiled their 20-year development plan.  I was making my living as a wildlife ecologist at that time and was excited by this departure from my normal set of consulting projects such as critter … Continue reading Deer, Bears and Pigs: the Apples, Oranges and Pumpkins of Ecology

In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers


For Immediate Release, January 16, 2014   Contacts:  Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 359-0990   In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eight conservation groups representing tens of thousands of … Continue reading In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers

Coalition Comments on Washington Wolves and Wildlife Services


On January 16, 2014 Cascadia Wildlands and a coalition of conservation groups submitted written comments on a proposal to involve USDA Wildlife Services in the Washington wolf recovery effort.  Please click the link below to read the coalition's comments on this ill-advised proposal.   Wildlife Services EA Comments WA_FINAL  

A Good Paper to Read While Gaining an Understanding of How Coyotes Respond to Control


As we push for more enlightened views regarding coyotes and continue our work to reform or do away with USDA Wildlife Services, it is important to learn about what research tells us about coyote control.  This paper is a good place to start to learn how complicated this issue is.  Please follow the link below to … Continue reading A Good Paper to Read While Gaining an Understanding of How Coyotes Respond to Control

Happy Birthday Aldo!


By Bob Ferris   Today is Aldo Leopold’s birthday.  Whether you know it or not a lot the reason we at Cascadia Wildlands do what we do is because this intelligent, insightful and principled man questioned existing paradigms and took the time to look behind the curtain of ecological systems.     One of the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Aldo!

Scrutinize wildlife agency: DeFazio questions its costs, mission and culture


By Register Guard Editorial Staff  January 8, 2014   Congress should join the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector general in investigating the federal government’s predator control program. The Wildlife Services agency has had far more than its share of controversy since the federal program was created nearly a century ago to oversee the trapping, shooting … Continue reading Scrutinize wildlife agency: DeFazio questions its costs, mission and culture