Press Release: Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging


For Immediate Release, March 12, 2018 Contacts:       Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182, jlaughlin@cascwild.org Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 604-7739, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org George Sexton, KS Wild, (541) 778-8120, gs@kswild.org   ASHLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander … Continue reading Press Release: Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest Prairie Bird Species


For Immediate Release, August 5, 2015   Contact:     Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org   Lawsuit Launched to Gain Stronger Protections for Northwest Bird Gaping Loophole in Federal Protection Exempts Farming, Spraying, Airport Activities Harmful to Streaked Horned Larks in Oregon, Washington   PORTLAND, … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest Prairie Bird Species

Wolf Tracks


Willamette Week by Aaron Mesh May 27, 2015   Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s Cascade Range. He celebrated when the wolf dubbed OR-7 was spotted south of Crater Lake in 2011, more than 60 years after hunters wiped out the species from the state.   But even … Continue reading Wolf Tracks

Conservationists Challenge Insufficient Lynx Protection


Press Release For Immediate Release November 17, 2014   Contacts:  Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746 John Mellgren, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-525-5087    Conservationists Challenge Insufficient Lynx Protection Feds Fail to Protect Rare Cat’s Habitat in Oregon and Washington, Undermining Recovery   EUGENE, Ore. —Today, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) filed … Continue reading Conservationists Challenge Insufficient Lynx Protection

Fish and Wildlife Service Plays Politics With Wolverine Survival


For Immediate Release, August 12, 2014   Contacts:  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Drew Kerr, WildEarth Guardians, (312) 375-6104  Matthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, (406) 324-8011    Fish and Wildlife Service Plays Politics With Wolverine Survival Conservation Groups Decry Withdrawal of Proposed Endangered Species Act Listing   MISSOULA, MONT. — Bowing to political … Continue reading Fish and Wildlife Service Plays Politics With Wolverine Survival

US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum


By Bob Ferris   "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac, 1948   I have been spending a lot of time lately reading scientific justifications and policy statements emanating out of … Continue reading US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum

Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill


By Bob Ferris   gump•tion  [guhmp-shuhn]  noun Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness.  From Dictionary.com    There are times when I fantasize about products that I would like to see.  One … Continue reading Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill

Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)


By Paul Paquet and Bob Ferris  Special to the Mercury News   Silicon Valley embraces science and loves innovation. Sadly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently shown contempt for both when it comes to the recovery of gray wolves — particularly in the wilds of Northern California where a lone wolf recently visited for … Continue reading Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)

Updating Roosevelt: Teddy and the Wolves


By Bob Ferris   I have frequently observed that some of the folks who wrap themselves most tightly in the American flag are those who take some of the most un-American actions.  I think the same is true about those who worship Teddy Roosevelt without really understanding historical context, what he actually stood for, and … Continue reading Updating Roosevelt: Teddy and the Wolves

BREAKING NEWS: Peer Reviewers Find Fault with USFWS Science on Wolf Delisting–comment period reopens


The US Fish and Wildlife Service just release the following press statement about the independent Peer review (see link at bottom of page):   Service Reopens Comment Period on Wolf Proposal Independent scientific peer review report available for public review   Following receipt of an independent scientific peer review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Peer Reviewers Find Fault with USFWS Science on Wolf Delisting–comment period reopens