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: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public


For immediate release July 3, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 On July 3 during a work session in Salem, the Capital Construction Subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee unanimously advanced $100 million in state bonding revenue to protect the 82,500-Elliott State Forest and keep it from being privatized. The vote followed … Continue reading Press Release: Lawmakers Advance $100 Million in State Bonding Revenue to Keep the Elliott State Forest Public

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

Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest


Just days before the quarterly meeting of the State Land Board, Governor Brown released a framework for her plan for the Elliott State Forest. Though not an action item on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Land Board meeting, the Board is set to hear an update on the potential sale of the … Continue reading Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest

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

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

Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2015   Contact: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 x1033 Joseph Vaile, KS Wild, 541-488-5789 Doug Heiken, Oregon Wild, 541-344-0675 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182   Washington, D.C. — A logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was … Continue reading Press Release: Logging Industry Lawsuit Thrown out by Federal Appeals Court

Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)


October 14, 2014 by Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Oregon Business Magazine   When the Eugene-based timber company Seneca Jones made a $1.8 million bid on land in southern Oregon's Elliott State Forest earlier this year, it wasn't a business decision; it was personal. The 788-acre parcel (along with two other parcels in the Elliott) had been put … Continue reading Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)