FDA Approves Frankenfish, Cascadians Resist


By Gabe Scott, Alaska Legal Director   CORDOVA, AK— Frankenfish may be coming to a store near you, but not if we can help it.      Last week's decision by the Food & Drug Administration to approve Genetically Engineered Salmon for sale in the United States is hugely important. There are a lot of moving … Continue reading FDA Approves Frankenfish, Cascadians Resist

Cascadia Wildlands Joins Lawsuit to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water from Gold Mining


For Immediate Release, November 20, 2015   Contacts: Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 261-2030 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118 Glen Spain, PCFFA, (541) 689-2000   Conservation, Fishing Groups Move to Join Lawsuit to Protect Oregon From Gold Mining Impacts Groups Defend Restrictions on Mining Practices Harmful … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Joins Lawsuit to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water from Gold Mining

Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest


The Associated Press by Jeff Barnard August 7, 2015   GRANTS PASS — The Oregon State Land Board is scheduled to vote on a plan to find an unusual buyer for the Elliott State Forest: one that will pay a fair market price, conserve older trees, protect threatened fish and wildlife, produce logs for local mills, … Continue reading Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest

Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield


The Register-Guard by Diane Dietz January 16, 2015   A pair of environmental groups filed suit in U.S. District Court on Thursday to halt a series of clear-cut-style timber harvests totaling 259 acres on federal land along Shotgun Creek, about 25 miles north of Springfield.   Seneca Sawmill Co. in ­Eugene bought the timber for … Continue reading Suit Aims to Stop Clearcut Logging Near Springfield

Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers


Bob Ferris   Recently I posted something on Facebook about the peril faced by marine fish species in British Columbia due to record ocean temperatures (see Record North Pacific Temperatures Threatening B.C. Marine Species) and a new friend reposted it with a query about what she called “thermal damns.” It was a classic Freudian slip, … Continue reading Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers

Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging


By Bob Ferris   About a decade ago I watched a giant front-end loader pull a metal culvert  that was restricting fish passage out of a steelhead stream in Southern California.  It was fun to watch and gratifying because my organization at the time had a hand in making it happen, but I did not … Continue reading Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging

The Suction Dredging War Starts in Washington: Gentlemen Do Not Start Your Engines


By Bob Ferris     The above clip came to mind when I was dealing with a recent posting on a fishing site about suction dredge mining in Washington State.  No one expects the Spanish Inquisition and most are not prepared for the onslaught of vitriol, misinformation, threats and bullying typically unleashed by the suction … Continue reading The Suction Dredging War Starts in Washington: Gentlemen Do Not Start Your Engines

Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday


November 26, 2013 For Immediate Release   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, 541.844.8182                Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director, 541.643.1309   Eugene, OR — Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands today expressed disappointment with the O&C forest legislation released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that affects management of over two-million acres of public … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Wyden Drops Logging Turducken* Before Holiday

We are Salmon


By Bob Ferris When reading Tim Egan’s recent op-ed in the New York Times on salmon I was reminded of an “aha” moment I recently experienced at the Tongass talk I gave for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Science Pub.  Towards the end of the talk I asked the crowd of 90 or … Continue reading We are Salmon

Rally to Protect Western Oregon’s Forests, Waters and Wildlife • October 1, Holladay Park, Portland


Join Cascadia Wildlands and conservation allies across the state at a rally to protect western Oregon's public lands, clean rivers and wild fish runs on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 12:30-1:30 at Holladay Park (NE 11th and Holladay St.) in northeast Portland.    Late last week, through legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio, the House of … Continue reading Rally to Protect Western Oregon’s Forests, Waters and Wildlife • October 1, Holladay Park, Portland