Oregon Senate passes wolf settlement bill


Associated Press June 27, 2013     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that puts into law provisions of a settlement allowing the state to resume killing wolves that make a habit of attacking livestock.   The vote Thursday was 30-0.   The House has passed it, and Gov. John … Continue reading Oregon Senate passes wolf settlement bill

Gray wolves need time


  Recovery has been robust, but it’s not yet complete Eugene Register Guard  June 12, 2013   The federal government should abandon its premature plan to remove endangered species protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states — including Oregon, where the apex predator’s numbers have yet to reach sustainable levels.   The U.S. … Continue reading Gray wolves need time

Don’t Forsake the Gray Wolf


By Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, and Garrick Dutcher June 7, 2013   KETCHUM, Idaho — IT has been celebrated as one of the great victories of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. After several decades of federal protection, gray wolves — once nearly wiped out in the continental United States — have reached a population … Continue reading Don’t Forsake the Gray Wolf

USFWS Draft Wolf Delisting Rule Exit Strategy not Recovery Plan


Statement of Cascadia Wildlands:   We are exceedingly disappointed in the Obama Administration, Department of Interior and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for abandoning science and the intent of the Endangered Species Act in their draft delisting proposal of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. The USFWS's pandering to the livestock lobby … Continue reading USFWS Draft Wolf Delisting Rule Exit Strategy not Recovery Plan

New Rules Seek to Benefit Wolf Recovery


Eugene Weekly by Amy Schneider It’s been more than half a century since packs of gray wolves wandered the rim of Crater Lake and the Three Sisters Wilderness, but conservationists say that their howls may soon be heard again in those areas, once they disperse into western Oregon. Due to a recent settlement between several … Continue reading New Rules Seek to Benefit Wolf Recovery

Blog: Landmark Settlement Reached for Wolves in Oregon


by Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director It has been nearly 20 months since Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and Center for Biological Diversity were granted an injunction against the state killing wolves in Oregon. Prior to filing the case, two things became clear: 1) the state of Oregon was becoming more comfortable killing endangered wolves, and 2) … Continue reading Blog: Landmark Settlement Reached for Wolves in Oregon

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

Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 delayed


  by The Associated Press May 20, 2013   BILLINGS — Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.   In a court filing Monday, government attorneys say “a recent unexpected delay” is indefinitely holding up action on the predators. No further … Continue reading Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 delayed

An Un-Natural State of Fear: Oregon Outdoor Council versus Lions, Tigers (Wolves) and Bears


By Bob Ferris The Onion has some brilliant satire and some that bites a little too deep.  One that is just right was a recent one they did about wolves and the millions of people killed each year by this rapacious predator that stalks people at copiers and coffee bars and rips their throats out … Continue reading An Un-Natural State of Fear: Oregon Outdoor Council versus Lions, Tigers (Wolves) and Bears

Reasonable People Can Disagree, but…


  By Bob Ferris “Reasonable, even intelligent people can, and frequently do, disagree on how best to achieve peace in the Middle East, but, peace must be the goal of our foreign policy tools, whether they be by the stick or by the carrot.” Nick Rahall Congressman from West Virginia   I have always liked … Continue reading Reasonable People Can Disagree, but…