Suction Dredging…Sucks


By Bob Ferris   My access point to my career in the conservation field came originally from fish.  I caught my first trout on the Eel River in northern California while my family was on their way to visit the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.  As we were on our way north, my mother grudgingly … Continue reading Suction Dredging…Sucks

Coos Bay Gas Pipeline Puts Much at Risk–Get Engaged


by Gabe Scott   Last week’s massive refinery fire in Richmond, California should serve as a wake-up call. Not that we needed another to remind us of a basic fact: oil and gas infrastructure is dangerous. When things go wrong, they go very wrong, very quickly.   Add this to the list of reasons why the … Continue reading Coos Bay Gas Pipeline Puts Much at Risk–Get Engaged

Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list


August 14, 2012 Scott Learn, The Oregonian  Gray wolves in the western Oregon and Washington and California are just beginning to recover and should continue to be protected under the Endangered Species Act, 24 conservation organizations said today in a letter to President Obama.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to rescind the 1978 … Continue reading Conservation groups ask Obama to keep western population of Northwest’s gray wolves on endangered species list

Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat


For immediate release July 2, 2012   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182       Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495       Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, (503) 380-9728       Tanya Sanerib, Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2722         State of Oregon Suspends 10 State … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat

Alone in the Rogue


          Have you ever felt like you were being watched? All logical sense reassures you that you’re alone but an eerie feeling persistently creeps in that you’re not. I had that eerie feeling a dozen times this week while I backpacked through the Rogue River area. When you spend three days in solitude, it is … Continue reading Alone in the Rogue