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!

Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging


SALEM, Ore.— Late Wednesday afternoon after hours of deliberation, the Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to accept a petition for rulemaking on coho salmon. The petition was brought by 22 different conservation and fishing groups under a rarely used portion of the Forest Practices Act which requires the Board to consider forest protections on … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Grants Petition to Protect Coho Salmon from Private and State Logging

Oregon Board of Forestry Petitioned to Develop Coho Salmon Protections


Twenty Oregon Fishing and Conservation Groups Petition for New Logging Rules to Protect Coho Salmon SALEM, OR – Today, twenty conservation and fishing organizations delivered a rulemaking petition to the Oregon Board of Forestry requesting new rules to prevent logging-related harm to “resource sites” for coho salmon listed under the state and federal Endangered Species … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Petitioned to Develop Coho Salmon Protections

Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining


For immediate release September 12, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Pete Frost, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-3238, frost@westernlaw.org Stacey Detwiler, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 488-9831, stacey@rogueriverkeeper.org Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org PORTLAND, Ore.— This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Oregon law restricting motorized gold … Continue reading Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining

Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets


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, nick@cascwild.org Quinn Read, Defenders of Wildlife, (206) 508-5474, qread@defenders.org Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, (802) 310-4054, jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org  Joe Liebezeit, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 329-6026 jliebezeit@audubonportland.org  Danielle Moser, Oregon Wild, (503)-283-6343 … Continue reading Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon’s Failure to Protect Murrelets

Saving Oregon’s Famed Rivers and Wild Salmon from Gold Mining


by Nick Cady, Legal Director It has been a long road to suction-dredge mining reform in Oregon, but this campaign is close to finalizing permanent protections for Oregon’s iconic rivers and wild salmon.  Suction dredging is an incredibly harmful, gold-mining practice that involves sucking up fragile river bottoms through a large, gas-powered vacuum. This mining practice … Continue reading Saving Oregon’s Famed Rivers and Wild Salmon from Gold Mining