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

Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest


Just days before the quarterly meeting of the State Land Board, Governor Brown released a framework for her plan for the Elliott State Forest. Though not an action item on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Land Board meeting, the Board is set to hear an update on the potential sale of the … Continue reading Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest

Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company


For Immediate Release, December 20, 2016   Contact:          Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746                        Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, (503) 380-9728   Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company  Old-Growth Clearcutting Stopped to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets   EUGENE, Ore.— A U.S. District Court in Eugene has … Continue reading Court Halts Logging of Elliott State Forest Tract Sold to Timber Company

Poll: Most Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves, Favor Nonlethal Conflict Prevention


For Immediate Release October 7, 2016   Contacts: >Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org >Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, aweiss@biologicaldiversity.org >Catalina Tresky, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0253, ctresky@defenders.org >Lia Cheek, Endangered Species Coalition, (617) 840-4983, lcheek@endangered.org >Arran Robertson, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 x 223, ar@oregonwild.org >Lindsay Raber, Pacific Wolf Coalition, (928) … Continue reading Poll: Most Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves, Favor Nonlethal Conflict Prevention

Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For Immediate Release September 30, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org               Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiveristy.org               Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext. 212               Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon, 503-380-9728   Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Board of Forestry for Failing to … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Sued for Failure to Protect Marbled Murrelet Habitat

New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged


For immediate release August 9, 2016 Contacts:  Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, brown@westernlaw.org  Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, ttrue@earthjustice.org  John Kober, Pacific Rivers, 503-915-6677, john@pacificrivers.org  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675, dh@oregonwild.org Megan Birzell, The Wilderness Society, 206-348-3597, megan_birzell@tws.org Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon … Continue reading New Western Oregon Forest Management Plan Challenged

BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!


by Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director On August 5, the Bureau of Land Management signed a new management plan for western Oregon.  Cascadia Wildlands and our conservation allies protested the initial draft of this plan, but the BLM's decision yesterday largely ignored all our points of contention.   From a broad perspective, the plan will … Continue reading BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!

Oregon Wolf Delisting Challenge Reinstated by Court of Appeals


For Immediate Release July 6, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org     Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, aweiss@biologicaldiversity.org Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 ext. 212, sp@oregonwild.org        Oregon Appeals Court Reinstates Legal Challenge to Premature Wolf Delisting   PORTLAND, Ore.— The Oregon Court of Appeals has … Continue reading Oregon Wolf Delisting Challenge Reinstated by Court of Appeals

Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon


For Immediate Release  May 16, 2016   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Todd True, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340, ext. 1030, ttrue@earthjustice.org Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-680-5513, brown@westernlaw.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789, joseph@kswild.org   Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, 541-689-2000, fish1ifr@aol.com Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490, sholmer@abcbirds.org … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Conservation Allies Challenge BLM Forest Plans in Oregon

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Three Oregon Lawmakers Over the Wolf Delisting Bill


For immediate release May 2, 2016   Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org   Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Representatives Over Gray Wolf Delisting Legislation   EUGENE, OR – Today, Cascadia Wildlands submitted a complaint to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission alleging numerous false statements and misrepresentations made by State Representatives … Continue reading Ethics Complaint Filed Against Three Oregon Lawmakers Over the Wolf Delisting Bill