Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 John Meyer, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, 406-587-5800 Travis Bruner, Western Watersheds Project, 208-788-2290 Sarah Peters, WildEarth Guardians, 541-345-0299   Bozeman, MT – Nearly four years after critical habitat protection was granted to bull trout, federal land management agencies have still not determined whether existing land management … Continue reading Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated

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

Press Release: Washington Wildlife Agency Urged to End Support for Abolishing Federal Wolf Protections


For Immediate Release, March 6, 2014   Contacts: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Suzanne Stone, Defenders of Wildlife, (208) 861-4655 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667/(509) 435-1092 (cell) Rebecca J. Wolfe, Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club, (425) 750-4091   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eleven … Continue reading Press Release: Washington Wildlife Agency Urged to End Support for Abolishing Federal Wolf Protections

Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2013 CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-779-9613 Jasmine Minbashian, Conservation Northwest, 360-671-9950 x129 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Lauren Richie, California Wolf Center, 443-797-2280 Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife, 916-203-6927 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 x210 SEATTLE— Demonstrating Americans’ broad opposition to … Continue reading Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting

Anti-wolf Forces: It Takes a Thief (Richard M. Mitchell)


  By Bob Ferris   The anti-wolf site Save Western Wildlife recently posted a three-page letter critical of the Northern Rockies wolf recovery process written by Richard M. Mitchell Ph.D. of Alder, Montana—wow, a Ph.D. stepping into the fray.  This is impressive until you take a little time to remember and realize that Dr. Mitchell’s other … Continue reading Anti-wolf Forces: It Takes a Thief (Richard M. Mitchell)

Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections


Peter DeFazio » Congress members seek continued wolf protections Associated Press By John Flesher Mar. 5, 2013    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. House members urged federal regulators Tuesday to retain legal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states, saying the resilient predator could continue expanding its range … Continue reading Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections

Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States


For immediate release, March 5, 2013 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 PORTLAND, Ore.— In an effort championed by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), 52 House members sent a letter today to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an … Continue reading Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States

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

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list


August 14, 2012 Scott Learn, The Oregonian  Gray wolves in the western Oregon and Washington and California are just beginning to recover and should continue to be protected under the Endangered Species Act, 24 conservation organizations said today in a letter to President Obama.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to rescind the 1978 … Continue reading Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list