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

Keeping Mt. Hood Wild & Free

Keeping Mt. Hood Wild & Free

Working to keep the North side of Mt. Hood wild and free is no small feat. Crag has been working with local orchardists, the Oregon Nordic Club, climbing groups like the Mazamas, conservation organizations and recreational clubs for nearly 17 years and we are not letting up…

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

The Eagle Creek fire burned through the Columbia River Gorge this summer, and clouded our skies with smoke. As the fire was burning, Congressman Greg Walden proposed to open the Scenic Area to logging. Expert scientists tell us the forest will recover best on its own. After the smoke cleared, we visited with local communities and made a film about the fire’s and to learn about forest recovery….

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...

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