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

Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands


Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporters, Bushwacking through head-high ferns to find the elusive Devil’s Staircase waterfall. Watching salmon thrash upstream to their natal grounds. Hearing the pre-dawn keer of the marbled murrelet high in the canopy. Knowing wolves are reclaiming their rightful place back in Cascadia. Educating and empowering communities to confront power imbalances. These are … Continue reading Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands

State Starts Process of Hunting up Buyer for Elliott State Forest


  Associated Press, by Jeff Barnard   December 9, 2014   The state of Oregon is looking for an unusual buyer for Elliott State Forest — someone willing to pay a good price, respect the needs of threatened fish and wildlife, and leave areas open to hikers and hunters.   At a meeting Tuesday, the … Continue reading State Starts Process of Hunting up Buyer for Elliott State Forest

Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 John Meyer, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, 406-587-5800 Travis Bruner, Western Watersheds Project, 208-788-2290 Sarah Peters, WildEarth Guardians, 541-345-0299   Bozeman, MT – Nearly four years after critical habitat protection was granted to bull trout, federal land management agencies have still not determined whether existing land management … Continue reading Press Release: Bull Trout Harmed by Years of Agency Inaction, Legal Action Initiated

Suction Dredgers Release the McCracken


By Bob Ferris   "While some people are skeptical about the subject, the condition of “gold fever” really does exist. I know, because I have felt the heat and confusion on more than one occasion." Dave McCracken   If there is truly such a thing such as “gold fever” in the West, Dave McCracken—or Dave … Continue reading Suction Dredgers Release the McCracken

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

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

Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions


by Gabe Scott   A nail is being driven in the coffin on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Is it a coffin for the old-growth logging industry; or for Tongass wolves, deer and salmon? It is up to you to decide.   Recent announcements by the Obama administration offer glimmers of hope. Secretary Vilsack’s July 3, … Continue reading Blog: Rhetoric on Tongass Doesn’t Match Actions