Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining


For immediate release April 14, 2018 Contact: Gabe Scott, In-House Counsel (907) 491-0856; gscott@cascwild.org Olympia, WA — A milestone for aquatic health was achieved today when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously ordered the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a rulemaking process that would require individual permits for suction dredge mining … Continue reading Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining

Deep Thoughts with Cascadia’s Summer Interns


Corinne Milinovich and Kristen Sabo, 2017 Summer Legal Interns The 2017 Cascadia Wildlands summer was filled with countless Oregon adventures, great conversations, and monumental educational growth for us both. We had the privilege of drafting complaints and settlement memos, executing public information requests, drafting litigation memos, refining our legal research skills, drafting a northern spotted … Continue reading Deep Thoughts with Cascadia’s Summer Interns

Press Release: Oregon House of Representatives Passes Suction-Dredge Mining Reform Bill


For immediate release May 31, 2017 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 Salem, OR – The Oregon House passed legislation today in a show of bipartisan support to protect sensitive salmon and lamprey habitat from suction dredge mining. The Suction Dredge Reform bill (SB 3-A) takes a measured approach to protecting the most … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon House of Representatives Passes Suction-Dredge Mining Reform Bill

Oregon Senate Passes Suction Dredge Reform Bill


For immediate release April 10, 2017   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-434-1463   Salem, OR – The Oregon Senate passed legislation today to protect sensitive salmon and lamprey habitat from suction dredge mining. The Suction Dredge Reform bill (SB 3-A Engrossed) balances the cultural heritage of mining in Oregon with impacts to native fish … Continue reading Oregon Senate Passes Suction Dredge Reform Bill

Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle


by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands House Counsel Ready for some good news? Last week our partners at Eyak Preservation Council announced that the major part of Alaska’s Bering River Coalfield, and the old-growth forest on top of it, has been permanently protected!   Several things about this historic victory make it especially sweet. Ecologically it protects … Continue reading Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Washington Rivers, Salmon from Destructive Suction Dredge Mining


Harmful Gold-mining Method Already Restricted in California, Oregon For Immediate Release, January 10, 2017   Contact: Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 434-1463 gscott@cascwild.org  Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Washington Rivers, Salmon from Destructive Suction Dredge Mining

Lawsuit Challenges Frankenfish Approval


  March 31, 2016 Media contacts: Gabriel Scott, Alaska Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 907-491-0856; gscott@cascwild.org George Kimbrell, Senior Attorney, Center for Food Safety, 571-527-8618; gkimbrell@centerforfoodsafety.org Brettny Hardy, Earthjustice, 415-217-2142; bhardy@earthjustice.org Dune Lankard, Center for Biological Diversity, (907) 952-5265; dlankard@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon Coalition of Fishing, Consumer, and Environmental Groups … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Frankenfish Approval

Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations


For Immediate Release March 25, 2016   Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 434-1463 Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper 541-261-2030 Roger Flynn, Mining Action Project 303-823-5738 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity 971-717-6405 Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society (720) 253-8485   Federal Court Upholds Oregon’s Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat Court Finds … Continue reading Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations

Stand Up for Public Lands!


In the midst of the ridiculous scene unfolding at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, bigger, darker, and more intelligent forces are working to give away our public lands.  Our public lands, our National Forests, our Wildlife Refuges, our National Parks, our Wild and Scenic Rivers, these are cherished and revered places across the Northwest.  They … Continue reading Stand Up for Public Lands!

Public Lands Rallies Planned Across Oregon


#RefugeRally Announced for Tuesday, Jan 19th Public will gather to support Malheur refuge, celebrate national public lands OREGON/WASHINGTON- Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon and Washington Tuesday, January 19th at noon. The public is invited to join this statewide event expressing appreciation for national public lands, their … Continue reading Public Lands Rallies Planned Across Oregon