Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands House Counsel Ready for some good news? Last week our partners at Eyak Preservation Council announced that the major part of Alaska’s Bering River Coalfield, and the old-growth forest on top of it, has been permanently protected!   Several things about this historic victory make it especially sweet. Ecologically it protects … Continue reading Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Washington Rivers, Salmon from Destructive Suction Dredge Mining


Harmful Gold-mining Method Already Restricted in California, Oregon For Immediate Release, January 10, 2017   Contact: Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 434-1463 gscott@cascwild.org  Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Washington Rivers, Salmon from Destructive Suction Dredge Mining

Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company


For Immediate Release, December 20, 2016   Contact:          Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746                        Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, (503) 380-9728   Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company  Old-Growth Clearcutting Stopped to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets   EUGENE, Ore.— A U.S. District Court in Eugene has … Continue reading Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company

Post-election Thoughts: Action is the Antidote to Despair


Today, Joan Baez’s trusty adage “action is the antidote to despair” fills my brain.   I woke up yesterday morning and took a long, hot shower, trying to forever rinse away the results of the 45th presidential election. Border walls, nuclear codes, women’s liberation, wars, public lands, climate change, imperiled species, the future my kids … Continue reading Post-election Thoughts: Action is the Antidote to Despair

Poll: Most Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves, Favor Nonlethal Conflict Prevention


For Immediate Release October 7, 2016   Contacts: >Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org >Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, aweiss@biologicaldiversity.org >Catalina Tresky, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0253, ctresky@defenders.org >Lia Cheek, Endangered Species Coalition, (617) 840-4983, lcheek@endangered.org >Arran Robertson, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 x 223, ar@oregonwild.org >Lindsay Raber, Pacific Wolf Coalition, (928) … Continue reading Poll: Most Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves, Favor Nonlethal Conflict Prevention

Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016


Photos by Jacob Ritley, Tongass Groundtruth Expedition, 2016. Thanks to LUSH Foundation for their generous support. Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago is made up of thousands of islands large and small. Small boats and floatplanes are the dominant modes of transportation.  Old-growth clearcutting is ongoing this summer on the Big Thorne timber sale, Prince of Wales Island.  … Continue reading Tongass Groundtruth Expedition: 2016

Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For Immediate Release September 30, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org               Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiveristy.org               Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 212               Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, 503-380-9728   Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Board of Forestry for Failing to … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat

Press Release: Marbled Murrelet Moves One Step Closer to State Endangered Status, Stronger Protections


For Immediate Release September 9, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 380-9728, bsallinger@audubonportland.org   EUGENE, Ore.— In response to a petition from Cascadia Wildlands and other conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted … Continue reading Press Release: Marbled Murrelet Moves One Step Closer to State Endangered Status, Stronger Protections

Press Release: Court Orders Fish and Wildlife Service to Reexamine Lynx Critical Habitat


For Immediate Release September 7, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Matthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-324-8011, bishop@westernlaw.org Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 406-414-7227, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org   Arran Robertson, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 223, ar@oregonwild.org     Missoula, MT — Today the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ordered the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to … Continue reading Press Release: Court Orders Fish and Wildlife Service to Reexamine Lynx Critical Habitat

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest


For Immediate Release, August 25, 2016   Contact:         Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746                        Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495                        Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, (503) 380-9728   Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest Logging Highlights Controversy Over Ongoing Privatization of Public Forest   … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelet from Logging on Former Elliott State Forest