Maintaining Protections for Oregon’s Wolves


By Nick Cady, Legal Director   This past Friday, I was driving to and from Bend, over five hours in the car, to give three minutes of testimony because the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was proposing to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list.  I was appropriately pissed given the … Continue reading Maintaining Protections for Oregon’s Wolves

Cascadia Challenges Wildlife Services in Washington


 March 3, 2015 Conservationists Challenge Wildlife Services’ Authority to Kill Wolves in Washington Wildlife Services Activities Threaten Wolf Recovery, Healthy Ecosystems Olympia, Wash. — Today, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) on behalf of five conservation groups, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program challenging its authority to kill … Continue reading Cascadia Challenges Wildlife Services in Washington

Cascadia Wildlands Statement on Wolf Recovery Announcement by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife


Press statement January 28, 2015 Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 314.482.3746                  Josh Laughlin, Campaign Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced it is moving to phase II of its wolf recovery plan in eastern Oregon after state wildlife … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands Statement on Wolf Recovery Announcement by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Lethal Control of Predators: Of Science, Scapegoats and Icebergs


By Bob Ferris   I have been looking at the issue of lethal predator control for many, many years and the longer I look at it and the more science I read and assimilate, the more convinced I become that lethal control of predators is more punitive than practical.  It is an activity and a … Continue reading Lethal Control of Predators: Of Science, Scapegoats and Icebergs

America’s Choices: Hysteria and Hyperbole or Hyper-volumes and Curiosity


By Bob Ferris   “…the more ignorant we become the less value we set on science, & the less inclination we shall have to seek it.” Thomas Jefferson May, 1795   I remember a time in the late 1990s when I was interviewed by a writer for the New York Times. We had a long … Continue reading America’s Choices: Hysteria and Hyperbole or Hyper-volumes and Curiosity

Stevens County Pampers Wearers


By Bob Ferris   When I was in college I spent a lot of time taking field courses and hanging out in wild places.  These were wonderful experiences which I still pursue but the quality of these ventures were also greatly influenced by the nature of my companions.  Most were spectacular, but some were kind … Continue reading Stevens County Pampers Wearers

BLM Says No to Predator Killing Contest on BLM Lands


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 25, 2014   Contact: Drew Kerr, WildEarth Guardians, (312) 375-6104 Laura King, Western Environmental Law Center, (406) 204-4852 Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council, (208) 721-7301   BLM SAYS NO TO KILLING CONTEST ON BLM LANDS Conservationists celebrate win just 12 days after filing lawsuit to … Continue reading BLM Says No to Predator Killing Contest on BLM Lands

Big Signs and BS rather than Honest Dialogue and Signing Big


By Bob Ferris     One of the things that Americans respect about John Hancock is that he signed big and legibly.  He wrote his name bravely and owned his actions with honesty and integrity.  That is why this billboard campaign (above, photo by Hank Seipp) in Eastern Washington is so disappointing and so un-American.   … Continue reading Big Signs and BS rather than Honest Dialogue and Signing Big

Help Us Stop Senseless Wolf and Coyote Killing Contests


  Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporter:   Cascadia Wildlands needs your support in our fight against predator killing contests. (click here)   Predator killing contests—like the one pictured above—are not hunting.  They are cruel undertakings that perpetuate long-disproven myths about wolves and coyotes.  In truth, they keep alive a form of animal bigotry that should have … Continue reading Help Us Stop Senseless Wolf and Coyote Killing Contests

Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest


  Press Release For Immediate Release: November 13, 2014   Contacts:  Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.434.1463 nick@cascwild.org Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, 503.327.4923, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org Laura King, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-204-4852 Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council, 208.721.7301, bwcc@wildwhiteclouds.org   Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest:  Groups Challenge Fed’s Decision to Allow Highly … Continue reading Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest