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

Six Groups File for Emergency Listing for Alexander Archipelago Wolf


by Leila Kheiry, KRBD-Ketchikan September 14, 2015   Six conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.   In a letter addressed to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe and Regional Director Geoffrey Haskett, the groups cite … Continue reading Six Groups File for Emergency Listing for Alexander Archipelago Wolf

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest Prairie Bird Species


For Immediate Release, August 5, 2015   Contact:     Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Launched to Gain Stronger Protections for Northwest Bird Gaping Loophole in Federal Protection Exempts Farming, Spraying, Airport Activities Harmful to Streaked Horned Larks in Oregon, Washington   PORTLAND, … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest Prairie Bird Species

Of Race Cars and Banked Tracks (Elk and Wolves)


By Bob Ferris   “At issue is how wildlife is managed in this country. Our belief is based on more than 100 years of the most successful wildlife management model in the world that our state agencies are to manage wildlife within their respective borders. That includes management of gray wolves along with other predators.” David … Continue reading Of Race Cars and Banked Tracks (Elk and Wolves)

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