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
Crag is excited to be part of Earth Day Oregon, a new state-wide initiative to bring attention to sustainably minded businesses supporting earth focused nonprofits on Earth Day – and throughout the month of April. Click on our business partners below to learn about the special ways that you can support these great local businesses and Crag at the same time.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
In a victory for public lands, wildlife, and native fish, Judge Marco Hernández ruled that the Forest Service failed to satisfy its legal obligation to study the environmental impacts of a major new trail system for off-road vehicles, and to ensure that sensitive...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
Crag is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to take up the case of Oregon youth who are suing the state government for failing to protect our shared natural resources from the devastating impacts of climate change. Crag has been representing Ollie Chernaik and Kelsey Juliana since the case was filed in 2011.read more
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Crag provides free and low-cost legal services to communities and conservation groups that are facing environmental challenges. In these challenging times, our services are needed more than ever. Support legal aid for the environment with a donation today!
Crag is excited to be part of Earth Day Oregon, a new state-wide initiative to bring attention to sustainably minded businesses supporting earth focused nonprofits on Earth Day – and throughout the month of April. Click on our business partners below to learn about the special ways that you can support these great local businesses and Crag at the same time.
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…