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. Crag’s blog is a space where Crag attorneys, interns and volunteers write more personally about our work. In addition to our regular blog, we have created two blog series that highlight the work and perspectives of our clients and our former volunteers.
“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.
Last week, Crag’s summer intern Haotian interviewed one of Crag’s long-time supporters, Mark Gamba. Mark is the mayor of Milwaukie and an active advocate for environmentalism. Read more about his work and why he supports Crag.
“It’s not just about suing. It’s about advocacy, education, and raising awareness.” Daniel Timmons, a law clerk with Crag in 2010, shares his journey using the law to protect the environment from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.
Catch up with former Crag law clerk Becca Fischer who is currently working to protect the wildlife and wild places of the American West.
Rogue Advocates has been empowering Rogue Valley residents for over a decade. Elizabeth Allen’s interview with Steve Rouse explores how Crag & Rogue Advocates work together to empower communities through Oregon’s land use process.
Most people know about climate change, but few understand exactly what its impacts will be or what kinds of work can be done to address its impacts now and in the future. Elizabeth Allen talks with Crag attorney Courtney Johnson and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition Executive Director Phillip Johnson about climate change’s effects on the Oregon coast and their Coastal Law Project work.
Nearly two years have passed since the summer I spent in Portland as a development intern with Crag Law Center as part of the DukeEngage volunteer program. Crag changed, and continues to change, my perspective on not only the importance of environmental sustainability, but also on the value of the natural world.
“We believe that the forest should be managed to the best benefit of everyone and that the commercial extraction priority does not serve the greatest public interest,” says Courtney Rae, Bark’s community organizer.