House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves


It is astonishing to folks at Cascadia Wildlands that House Bill 4040 (HB4040) was even a topic of conversation this “short” legislative session. Every other year, the Oregon legislature holds a short session that only lasts around one month, and because of the limited time for discussion and debate, usually only non-controversial bills are taken up. However, this … Continue reading House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves

Press Release: Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Passes Senate Through Unanimous Consent


For immediate release June 20, 2013 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 Washington, DC — The US Senate has approved the creation of the 30,500-acre Devil’s Staircase Wilderness through unanimous consent, marking a major milestone in the long-running effort to protect this spectacular wild area in Oregon’s Coast Range. The Devil’s Staircase area is named … Continue reading Press Release: Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Passes Senate Through Unanimous Consent

More than a Mile of Dead Wolves Need Your Attention Now


by Bob Ferris When I was in high school the Viet Nam conflict was still in full swing and so was the draft.  And as we neared graduation our guidance counselors had us take aptitude tests.  Invariably  all the aptitude test results for males—regardless of input—indicated a suitability for the military.  I think about it … Continue reading More than a Mile of Dead Wolves Need Your Attention Now