House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves


It is astonishing to folks at Cascadia Wildlands that House Bill 4040 (HB4040) was even a topic of conversation this “short” legislative session. Every other year, the Oregon legislature holds a short session that only lasts around one month, and because of the limited time for discussion and debate, usually only non-controversial bills are taken up. However, this … Continue reading House Bill 4040 and the Politics of Delisting Oregon’s Wolves

Cascadia Files Petition to Extend Wolf Monitoring


Legal Petition Seeks Extension of Federal Monitoring for Northern Rockies Wolves New Study: Hunting Likely Spurring Harmful Declines in Northern Rocky Wolves   VICTOR, Idaho — Five conservation groups filed a petition today requesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue monitoring northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves for another five years. The existing monitoring … Continue reading Cascadia Files Petition to Extend Wolf Monitoring

Suit Filed to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Wolves in Oregon


For immediate release December 30, 2015   Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands / 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity / 971-717-6403, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild / 541-886-0212, rk@oregonwild.org   PORTLAND, Ore.— Three conservation groups filed a legal challenge  today to the removal of protection from gray wolves under Oregon's Endangered Species Act. … Continue reading Suit Filed to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Wolves in Oregon

Huge Legal Victory for Washington’s Wolves


For Immediate Release December 21, 2015   Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Timothy Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, 509-675-3556, tcoleman@kettlerange.org Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 406-414-7227, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-525-5087, mellgren@westernlaw.org   Conservationists deal blow to Wildlife Services in landmark WA wolf case Court rejects indiscriminate wolf killing   OLYMPIA, … Continue reading Huge Legal Victory for Washington’s Wolves

From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon


By Legal Director Nick Cady   Given the state’s recent move to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s list of threatened and endangered species, it is worth taking a full look at the history of this species in Oregon to fully put in context the recent decision.   In 1947, the last wolf was killed … Continue reading From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon

Oregon Wolf Delisting Training


by Legal Director Nick Cady   You may have heard the terrible news out of northeast Oregon last week that two wolves, the alpha male and female of the newly formed Sled Springs pack, were found dead next to each other.  It is highly likely that these animals were poached; poisoned given the unusual circumstances … Continue reading Oregon Wolf Delisting Training

Six Groups File for Emergency Listing for Alexander Archipelago Wolf


by Leila Kheiry, KRBD-Ketchikan September 14, 2015   Six conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.   In a letter addressed to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe and Regional Director Geoffrey Haskett, the groups cite … Continue reading Six Groups File for Emergency Listing for Alexander Archipelago Wolf

Cascadia’s Efforts to Save Alaskan Wolves in the News


by Leila Kheiry, Ketchikan Community Radio for Southern Southeast Alaska Citing a state study that shows a sharp decline in the wolf population on Prince of Wales Island and surrounding islands, six conservation groups have asked state and federal officials to take steps to help preserve the remaining animals. Specifically, the six organizations want the … Continue reading Cascadia’s Efforts to Save Alaskan Wolves in the News

Press Release: Cascadia Petitions for Emergency Action to Save Alaska Wolves


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 23, 2015   Contact: Gabriel Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856 Rebecca Noblin, Center for Biological Diversity, (907) 274-1110 Rebecca Knight, Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community, (907) 772-9391 Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557   ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Environmental groups today asked three state and federal agencies to take decisive action to save the … Continue reading Press Release: Cascadia Petitions for Emergency Action to Save Alaska Wolves

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