On November 5, 2020, a federal court ruled in favor of Cascadia Wildlands’ lawsuit that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core federal laws when it approved the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) animal: a GE salmon! This decision is a huge victory for wild salmon, the environment, and our fishing communities. This work was … Continue reading Victory! Court rules GE Salmon Approval Unlawful!
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2020 Contacts:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, email@example.comJohn Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-0990, firstname.lastname@example.orgKelly Nokes, Western Environmental Law Center, 575-613-8051, email@example.com Today, the Trump administration will announce its decision to prematurely remove endangered species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). … Continue reading Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48
For Immediate Release April 14, 2020 Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Voles Rare Forest Mammal Threatened by Logging, Historic Fires PORTLAND, OR| — Conservation groups filed a notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole
For immediate release August 7, 2019 Court: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections EUGENE, Ore.— An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated Oregon law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon … Continue reading Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!
For Immediate Release, April 22, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, email@example.com Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, firstname.lastname@example.org George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, email@example.com Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Salamander in California, Oregon SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Siskiyou Mountains Salamander
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Quinn Read, Defenders of Wildlife, (206) 508-5474, email@example.com Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, (802) 310-4054, firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Liebezeit, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 329-6026 email@example.com Danielle Moser, Oregon Wild, (503)-283-6343 … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets
State Endangered Species Protection Sought for Oregon’s Humboldt Martens Secretive Cat-like Carnivores in Coast Range at Risk of Extinction PORTLAND, Ore.— Six conservation groups filed a petition today asking the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the Humboldt marten under the Oregon Endangered Species Act. Only two populations of fewer than 200 total … Continue reading Petition Filed to Save the Humboldt Marten!
by Mari Galloway and Renee Seacor After our first week on the job at Cascadia Wildlands, we took a road-trip to Baker City to attend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (“ODFW”) Commission hearing. With caffeinated beverages in hand, we left early in the morning so we could site-see along the way. We took … Continue reading When Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Lost its Marbles
For Immediate Release, February 9, 2018 Oregon Raises Protections for Rare Seabird Logging, Loss of Prey, Climate Change All Endanger Marbled Murrelet PORTLAND, Ore.— Responding to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to change the status of marbled murrelets from threatened to endangered under the Oregon Endangered … Continue reading Press Release: Marbled Murrelet Listed as Endangered in Oregon