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

Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls


For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020 Contact:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Lawsuit filed against USFWS for failing to follow through with protecting the northern spotted owl Today, a group of wildlife advocates filed a complaint in federal district court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) for falling to take multiple actions … Continue reading Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls

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

National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!


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!

Cascadia Files Petition to Extend Wolf Monitoring


Legal Petition Seeks Extension of Federal Monitoring for Northern Rockies Wolves New Study: Hunting Likely Spurring Harmful Declines in Northern Rocky Wolves   VICTOR, Idaho — Five conservation groups filed a petition today requesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue monitoring northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves for another five years. The existing monitoring … Continue reading Cascadia Files Petition to Extend Wolf Monitoring