Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

Recently I attended a kickoff event for a new initiative.  The organizers billed the new initiative as an inclusive, grassroots strategy for tackling a controversial environmental issue.  Like so many issues these days, this one is indeed contentious, with different...
Oregon’s Stand Against Coal Export

Oregon’s Stand Against Coal Export

When the Oregon Department of State Lands denied Ambre Energy’s permit application for a coal terminal near Boardman in August, Crag and its allies in the Power Past Coal coalition were thrilled.  The permit would have allowed the construction of a dock in the...
Paddling Through History on the White Salmon River

Paddling Through History on the White Salmon River

This past weekend, I paddled the White Salmon River in Southwest Washington from BZ Corner, Washington all the way to its mouth where it meets the Columbia River.  Until 2010, this trip was not possible without slogging across a slack reservoir and portaging around...
Teamwork Wins the Day

Teamwork Wins the Day

We at Crag have been celebrating a lot of victories lately, and it’s got me thinking about the keys to our success.  Over the summer, I read the July/August issue of The Atlantic magazine, which focused on creativity.  As part of the series, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s...
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