FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 4, 2021 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 email Senators Wyden and Merkley Introduce Bold Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation for Oregon Waterways On February 3, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the River Democracy Act, which will add 4,700 river miles in Oregon into the Wild and Scenic Rivers system. … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River Legislation Introduced
For immediate release August 7, 2019 Court: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections EUGENE, Ore.— An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated Oregon law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon … Continue reading Legal Victory for Marbled Murrelets in Oregon!
Both Washington and Oregon have released their 2018 wolf numbers and the Pacific Northwest has demonstrated minor gains in the face of continued poaching and state-funded wolf killing (Oregon’s wolf population increased from 124 wolves to 137 wolves statewide and Washington’s wolf population increased from 122 to 126). California’s wolves continue to live on the … Continue reading Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!
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!
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Status Review Demonstrates that Marbled Murrelet Urgently Needs Endangered Status In response to a petition from multiple conservation organizations, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has released a status review that demonstrates that the Marbled Murrelet warrants uplisting from threatened to endangered under the Oregon Endangered Species … Continue reading Marbled Murrelet Review Suggests Increased Protections!
For Immediate Release, December 1, 2016 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, email@example.com Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections Rulemaking Initiated to Protect Imperiled Seabird on State, Private Lands EUGENE, Ore.— The Oregon Board of Forestry has reversed its prior decision … Continue reading Oregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections
Maintaining federal protection for wolves re-colonizing areas of the West is likely one of the most important elements to the scientifically defensible recovery of this species. Unfortunately, the proposal by US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to strip critical federal protections from gray wolves across all of the lower 48 states has become a reality. … Continue reading Federal protections for wolves in Western Oregon gone with new delisting by USFWS