Crag is a client-focused law center that supports community efforts to protect and sustain the Pacific Northwest’s natural legacy. Implementing a unique model of legal aid for the environment, Crag balances the scales of justice by offering our clients free or low cost legal services in combination with assistance on campaign strategies, communications, community organizing and media relations.
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Jessica Schafer, once an intern at Crag in 2006, has been on the frontier of environmental law and advocacy since her graduation from Lewis and Clark Law School, devoting her passion and time to protecting the environment. In this interview she shares how her Crag experience opened her mind to a different kind of environmental activism and career.read more
Lee Dayfield, a former Stoel Rives recruiter, later the initiator of Friends of Nadaka and now a professional grandma, has witnessed the birth and growth of Crag Law Center since even before the Co-Founders of Crag, Chris and Ralph, decided to start this law center in 2001.read more
Court Decision Effectively Halts Plans for Proposed Methanol Refinery, Industrial Expansion at Columbia River Port Crag is celebrating with our client Columbia Riverkeeper on a key victory for farmland and our climate. On May 22, 2019 the Oregon Court of Appeals...read more
After a decades long battle, Crag and clients Greenpeace and Cascadia Wildlands have scored a huge win for old-growth forests and wildlife in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Victories like this one go a long way in protecting the nation’s last swath of contiguous old-growth temperate rainforest.read more
Oregon Supreme Court Grants Plaintiffs’ Request to Take Up Youth Climate Lawsuit Against the State Crag and our young clients Kelsey Juliana and Ollie Chernaik are gearing up to go the Oregon Supreme Court. On May 23, 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court granted the youth...read more
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Join us for an intimate house concert with Portland based songwriter and composer Kathryn Claire with Sid Ditson on violin and Don Henson on piano. Funds from the concert will support Crag as we take Ollie & Kelsey's climate lawsuit to the Oregon...
Mark your calendar and join us for our Summer Party where we will celebrate Crag’s successes—preserving the wild, protecting the climate, and defending communities— and honor you, our grassroots supporters and devoted volunteers. The party will be at the Lagunitas Community Room…