Western wolf coalition challenges nationwide wolf delisting


For immediate releaseJan 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, 310-923-1465 Today, a coalition of Western wolf advocates challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to prematurely strip wolves of federal protections in the … Continue reading Western wolf coalition challenges nationwide wolf delisting

USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species


For immediate releaseJanuary 13, 2021 Contacts:Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.orgTom Wheeler, EPIC, 206 356 8689, tom@wildcalifornia.orgBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, Bethany@cascwild.org Today, with six days remaining in the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule eliminating 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted … Continue reading USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species

USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help


For Immediate Release:December 14, 2020 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding on the northern spotted owl’s listing status, spurred by a lawsuit filed last week by wildlife advocates. The finding states “reclassification of the northern spotted owl from a threatened species to an endangered … Continue reading USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 14, 2020 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.orgMatthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-422-9866, bishop@westernlaw.org  Coalition lawsuit: Science says wolverines need protection Today, a coalition of wildlife advocates challenged the Trump Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to deny protections to imperiled wolverines under the Endangered Species Act. This is the … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine

Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan


For Immediate Release: December 1, 2020 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a complaint in federal court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to forgo recovery planning for threatened Canada lynx. Recovery plans are important tools required by the Endangered Species Act, often … Continue reading Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan

BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws


Trump Administration Pushing Through Environmental Rollbacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gene McCarthy Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 It can be exhausting keeping up with the constant barrage of unfortunate news covering the current administration’s breakneck efforts to remove environmental safeguards. Unfortunately, the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic have been no exception. … Continue reading BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws

Press Release: Lawsuit Launched to Protect North Oregon Coast Red Tree Vole


For Immediate Release April 14, 2020 Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.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

Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!


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!

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!

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Siskiyou Mountains Salamander


For Immediate Release, April 22, 2019 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, gs@kswild.org 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