Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!


Both Washington and Oregon have released their 2018 wolf numbers and the Pacific Northwest has demonstrated minor gains in the face of continued poaching and state-funded wolf killing (Oregon’s wolf population increased from 124 wolves to 137 wolves statewide and Washington’s wolf population increased from 122 to 126). California’s wolves continue to live on the … Continue reading Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!

Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!


For immediate release March 21, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182; jlaughlin@cascwild.org Eugene, OR — Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed gray wolf activity through track sightings and remote camera images in the Umpqua National Forest north of Highway 138. The Indigo wolves are using a large wild area … Continue reading Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!

National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!


On March 15, 2019, the Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule proposing to prematurely remove gray wolves across the country from the Endangered Species Act. This is now the third attempt by the federal government to remove these critical protections; the previous two rejected for violating basic scientific and recovery standards. This is a … Continue reading National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets


Agency Capitulates to Logging Industry, Ignores Science, Law, ODFW’s Mission For immediate release August 2, 2018 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Quinn Read, Defenders of Wildlife, (206) 508-5474, qread@defenders.org Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, (802) 310-4054, jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org  Joe Liebezeit, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 329-6026 jliebezeit@audubonportland.org  Danielle Moser, Oregon Wild, (503)-283-6343 … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets

Oregon Wolf Delisting Challenge Reinstated by Court of Appeals


For Immediate Release July 6, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org     Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, aweiss@biologicaldiversity.org Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 ext. 212, sp@oregonwild.org        Oregon Appeals Court Reinstates Legal Challenge to Premature Wolf Delisting   PORTLAND, Ore.— The Oregon Court of Appeals has … Continue reading Oregon Wolf Delisting Challenge Reinstated by Court of Appeals

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Three Oregon Lawmakers Over the Wolf Delisting Bill


For immediate release May 2, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org   Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Representatives Over Gray Wolf Delisting Legislation   EUGENE, OR – Today, Cascadia Wildlands submitted a complaint to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission alleging numerous false statements and misrepresentations made by State Representatives … Continue reading Ethics Complaint Filed Against Three Oregon Lawmakers Over the Wolf Delisting Bill

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

Suit Filed to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Wolves in Oregon


For immediate release December 30, 2015   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands / 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity / 971-717-6403, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild / 541-886-0212, rk@oregonwild.org   PORTLAND, Ore.— Three conservation groups filed a legal challenge  today to the removal of protection from gray wolves under Oregon's Endangered Species Act. … Continue reading Suit Filed to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Wolves in Oregon

From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon


By Legal Director Nick Cady   Given the state’s recent move to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s list of threatened and endangered species, it is worth taking a full look at the history of this species in Oregon to fully put in context the recent decision.   In 1947, the last wolf was killed … Continue reading From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon

Oregon Wolf Delisting Training


by Legal Director Nick Cady   You may have heard the terrible news out of northeast Oregon last week that two wolves, the alpha male and female of the newly formed Sled Springs pack, were found dead next to each other.  It is highly likely that these animals were poached; poisoned given the unusual circumstances … Continue reading Oregon Wolf Delisting Training