Our Blog

We at Crag value our deep connections to the people and places of the Pacific Northwest. These connections motivate the work that we do protecting the Pacific Northwest’s communities and natural legacy. We have created three blog series to showcase these connections.

“The Way We Work” showcases our partner organizations and the work we do together.

“Where are they Now?” highlights our former interns and how Crag has helped train the next generation of environmental leaders.

“Our Land” explores the land use work Crag does to protect the quality of life and values of local community members.

 

How the Coastal Law Project Helps Communities

How the Coastal Law Project Helps Communities

In my last post for Our Land, I talked about the Oregon Beach Bill and how it safeguarded public access to all Oregon beaches 50 years ago. You’ll remember that many Oregonians worked together to get the Oregon Beach Bill passed. This Beach Bill work then sparked more...

Where are they Now? McKenna Ganz

Where are they Now? McKenna Ganz

In this installment of Where are they now?, I checked in with McKenna Ganz, a 2015 DukeEngage communications & development intern that used her Crag experience to determine her future career path. When McKenna Ganz began interning at Crag, she thought she knew...

How the Oregon Beach Bill Passes Down a Legacy

How the Oregon Beach Bill Passes Down a Legacy

Crag interns David Edelman, Rachel Meche, Ka'sha Bernard, Mark Tuai, Jennifer Calkins, and Elizabeth Allen at the Oregon Beach Bill Celebration The beach holds a special place in my heart. Some of my best memories were at beaches: diving into waves with my best...

This land is your land, this land is my land

This land is your land, this land is my land

Oregon has been in the national news for a wide variety of reasons over the last months. We've seen Oregon become the first in the nation to pass a law that automatically registers voters, we listened carefully during the headline-grabbing occupation of the Malheur...

Where Are They Now? Will Carlon

Where Are They Now? Will Carlon

Will Carlon was a summer associate in 2014 and worked for staff attorney Maura Fahey. He researched case law, statutes, and regulations and drafted memoranda for cases involving water quality, land use, notice requirements, attorney’s fees, discovery issues, and...

Where Are They Now? Eric Swanson

Where Are They Now? Eric Swanson

While visiting Portland from the San Francisco Bay Area with his girlfriend in 2015, Eric Swanson had a chance to sit down for coffee and catch up with his former mentor, Ralph Bloemers. Eric Swanson first got interested in environmental law after studying...

Vivian Satterfield, OPAL Environmental Justice

Vivian Satterfield, OPAL Environmental Justice

Crag Law Center and OPAL Environmental Justice have worked together on transit rights and with disadvantaged communities. Crag and OPAL have attempted to give these communities a voice through legal aid. We sat down with Vivian Satterfield, Deputy Director, to learn...

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