Press Release: Wolverines listed as “threatened” under Endangered Species Act after 20-year conservation effort

November 29, 2023

Today, after more than 20 years of advocacy by wildlife conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) found that wolverines warrant federal protections as a threatened species. Numbering only about 300 in the contiguous U.S., snow-dependent wolverine populations have suffered from climate change, habitat loss, trapping, and other anthropogenic pressures.

Press Release: Oregon Department of Forestry Moves Flawed Endangered Species Plan Forward 

March 17, 2022 — The Oregon Department of Forestry and the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a draft environmental impact statement today for a habitat conservation plan that regulates logging on more than 600,000 acres of state forest in western Oregon.  

The plan would allow the department to continue to log and harm endangered species, including coho and Chinook salmon, northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets and others, for 70 years in exchange for some habitat protection.  

Press Release: VICTORY! Wolves’ Endangered Species Status Restored

February 10, 2022 — Today, a federal court restored Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf after they were eliminated by the Trump administration in 2020. The ruling orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to resume recovery efforts for the imperiled species. Today’s decision redesignates the gray wolf as a species threatened with extinction in the lower 48 states with the exception of the Northern Rockies population (map), for which wolf protections were removed by Congress in 2011.

LTE: Forward-thinking conservation

Originally published in The Register-Guard, Letters to the EditorAugust 1, 2021 Recently, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission delivered a commonsense vote reclassifying the marbled murrelet from “threatened” to “endangered” … Continue reading LTE: Forward-thinking conservation

Western Wolf Coalition Challenges Nationwide Wolf Delisting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 14, 2021 Contact:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746Kelly Nokes, Western Environmental Law Center, 575-613-8051John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-0990Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project, 307-399-7910Lindsay Larris, WildEarth Guardians, … Continue reading Western Wolf Coalition Challenges Nationwide Wolf Delisting