Press Release: Settlement Reached in Wolf Legal Fight


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2013   Contact: Rob Klavins, Wildlife Advocate, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 ext. 210, rk@oregonwild.org Steve Pedery, Conservation Director, Oregon Wild, (503) 283-6343 ext. 212, sp@oregonwild.org Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 jlaughlin@cascwild.org   Salem, Oregon  – After seventeen months … Continue reading Press Release: Settlement Reached in Wolf Legal Fight

Southern Oregon miners file injunction to stop legislation on motorized mining moratorium


By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian  April 26, 2013   SALEM — A southern Oregon mining group is seeking an injunction in federal court to stop bills under consideration in the Legislature that would place a moratorium on motorized mining.   Galice Mining District and four representatives filed the request in U.S. District Court in Eugene … Continue reading Southern Oregon miners file injunction to stop legislation on motorized mining moratorium

U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list


  U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed.   By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times April 25, 2013, 6:20 p.m.   Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in … Continue reading U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list

Don Peay: the Man Who Would Be King… Baron


by Bob Ferris   Rudyard Kipling wrote a tale once about two pals in the British army serving in India who figured they could travel north to Kafiristan in present-day Afghanistan and essentially create their own mini-kingdom.  The tale was fanciful and was eventually turned into a popular 1975 movie starring Sean Connery and Michael … Continue reading Don Peay: the Man Who Would Be King… Baron

Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections


Peter DeFazio » Congress members seek continued wolf protections Associated Press By John Flesher Mar. 5, 2013    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. House members urged federal regulators Tuesday to retain legal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states, saying the resilient predator could continue expanding its range … Continue reading Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections

Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2013 Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet   Eugene, Ore.—March 3 at 1 p.m. A rally will be held in the University of Oregon EMU amphitheater proceeded by a march against the fossil fuel industry. The march is follow-up to the “End All Extraction” march on February 17, since the demands from the … Continue reading Extractive Industries are Killing the Planet–Eugene Rally March 3rd

Scenic rivers run through it


  Oregon, that is — and Bates' bill would protect some of them from being dredged   February 22, 2013   Medford Mail Tribune   State Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, has introduced a bill that would restrict suction dredge gold mining on some parts of some creeks and rivers in the state. The measure is … Continue reading Scenic rivers run through it

USFWS Catch 22: Embrace Flawed and Dated Science or Do the Right Thing for Wolves


By Bob Ferris   Catch-22 (Logic)   A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation in which an individual cannot or is incapable of avoiding a problem because of contradictory constraints or rules.  Wikipedia   In Joseph Heller’s classic book Catch 22 the protagonist was caught between the horns of a dilemma.  He, Captain John Yossarian, was … Continue reading USFWS Catch 22: Embrace Flawed and Dated Science or Do the Right Thing for Wolves

Are Cows and Sheep the Sea Urchins of the Cascadian Forests?


By Bob Ferris I have always liked sea otters—in part—because they are the quintessential keystone species or critters that materially determine some of the character of their habitat for them and others.  And now as new research emerges about the trophic cascade effects (i.e., the side benefits of having top predators present) associated with the … Continue reading Are Cows and Sheep the Sea Urchins of the Cascadian Forests?