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

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

Blog: Summer Interning with Cascadia Wildlands


by Legal Intern Kat Fiedler   This week I am wrapping up my legal internship with Cascadia Wildlands. I have spent my summer conducting legal research and drafting memos and litigation documents across the scope of Cascadia’s work. While much of my time was spent in the legal weeds, the breadth of issues left me … Continue reading Blog: Summer Interning with Cascadia Wildlands

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

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

Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature


Salem Statesman Journal by Zach Urness July 8, 2013   A bill that would scale back the number of suction dredge mining permits issued in Oregon has passed the House and Senate and heads to the desk of Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is expected to sign the bill into law.     Senate Bill 838 … Continue reading Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature

County Votes Against Anti-mining Effort


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen May 2, 2013   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife killed sea lion number CO22 (or as activist group Sea Shepherd dubbed him, Brian) April 16, for eating too many salmon, but conservationists say that it’s suction dredge mining, sucking up riverbeds in giant vacuums, that poses a bigger … Continue reading County Votes Against Anti-mining Effort

Lawmakers mull gold dredging moratorium


    By Jeff Barnard The Associated Press April 19, 2013   A bill to put a five-year moratorium on using suction dredges to mine for gold in key salmon streams is moving through the Oregon Legislature.   By a 3-2 vote Wednesday night, the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee referred Senate Bill 838 … Continue reading Lawmakers mull gold dredging moratorium