Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska


Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska

Of Wolves and Huckleberries


By Bob Ferris   There are tons of rumors floating around about the Huckleberry Pack.  Things are being said about wolves, the rancher, WDFW and even private property rights.  In this say-anything and believe-anything society we now find ourselves in we have to be discerning and cut the tails off both ends of the information … Continue reading Of Wolves and Huckleberries

With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington’s Endangered Wolves


For Immediate Release, August 28, 2014   Contacts:  Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 525-5087 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667   With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting … Continue reading With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington’s Endangered Wolves

Wanda’s New Wolf Pack Survived the Fire But All Wolves Still Need Your Help


  ​We were so pleased this morning to receive confirmation that OR-7, Wanda and the three pups are surviving the fires in southern Oregon.  We would breathe a huge sigh of relief, but the skies of Oregon are still filled with a little bit of smoke.   This situation highlights the fact that wolves live in … Continue reading Wanda’s New Wolf Pack Survived the Fire But All Wolves Still Need Your Help

State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington Wolves


For Immediate Release, August 1, 2014   Contacts:    Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667 Rebecca Wolfe, Washington Chapter of Sierra Club, (425) 750-4091   State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington … Continue reading State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington Wolves

The Hopes in a Howl and Science


By Bob Ferris   One of the distinct advantages for me of working in a small organization versus a large one in DC with security doors and receptionists, is that I get to talk with people and see how they are impacted by our work.  Yesterday was a prime example.    About mid-day yesterday an animated woman … Continue reading The Hopes in a Howl and Science

Breaking News: A very Happy Father’s Day Present for OR-7


By Bob Ferris BREAKING NEWS: The California Fish and Game Commission just voted 3-1 to protect wolves under the California Endangered Species Act!  Thanks to all who answered the call to protect wolves and the integrity of the California Endangered Species Act.  They overturned the recommendation of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  We are so … Continue reading Breaking News: A very Happy Father’s Day Present for OR-7

California Needs to Get Off the Dime on Wolves


By Bob Ferris   Now that we have had time to get our elation at least a little under control, there are a lot of implications and questions that should come out of this situation with OR-7, Wanda (our name for the wandering wolf that has likely become OR-7’s mate) and the potential pups in … Continue reading California Needs to Get Off the Dime on Wolves

Press Statement on Famous Wolf OR-7 Likely Finding a Mate and Fathering Pups in Southern Oregon


For immediate release May 12, 2014 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182   According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, OR-7, the famous male wolf that traveled from the Imnaha pack in northeast Oregon all the way to northern California nearly three years ago, has likely found a mate in southwest Oregon and … Continue reading Press Statement on Famous Wolf OR-7 Likely Finding a Mate and Fathering Pups in Southern Oregon

OR-07 Likely Finds Mate and Has Probable Pups?


By Bob Ferris   We just got news from Russ Morgan at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that Wolf OR-7 (pictured at right), or Journey, has likely found a mate (below left) this season and has probable pups.  He had been looking for love in all the wrong places but now he seems to have found his alpha—a beautiful … Continue reading OR-07 Likely Finds Mate and Has Probable Pups?