Public Lands

photo courtesy of Amy Stuart

Protecting Public Lands

We, the public, own much of the land in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.  Government agencies manage these lands for a variety of uses, and if properly cared for, these lands can continue to provide clean air and water, healthy habitat for native fish and wildlife, and abundant recreational opportunities.  To protect these wild lands for current and future generations, Crag launched the Public Lands Program in 2001.

What We’re Working On

Letter from the Tongass

Letter from the Tongass

In 1879 on his first trip to Southeast Alaska in what is now the Tongass National Forest, naturalist and wilderness lover John Muir was overcome by the dramatic landscape. He first witnessed the region from aboard a passenger ship, sailing through the island...

Conservation and Fishing Groups Intervene in State Forests Lawsuit

Conservation and Fishing Groups Intervene in State Forests Lawsuit

With balanced state forest management at risk, groups step up to represent diverse interests, and file motion to intervene and join in State’s motion to dismiss. Albany, Oregon; May 10, 2016 - Wild Salmon Center, Pacific Rivers, Association of Northwest Steelheaders,...

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

On behalf of five environmental groups, Crag this week filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal district court to force supplemental analysis on the environmental consequences of the Ketchikan-to-Shelter-Cove road project...

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

The Alaska Regional Forester has put a major logging project in the Tongass National Forest on hold, in response to administrative objections filed by Crag's clients.  The Saddle Lakes Timber Sale, located near Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island, called for about 50...

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